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antiarrhythmic drug

Definitions of antiarrhythmic drug
  1. noun
    a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
    synonyms: antiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic medication
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    Cordarone, amiodarone
    an antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective
    Enkaid, encainide
    antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Enkaid) used to treat life-threatening arrhythmias but increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients
    Tambocor, flecainide
    oral antiarrhythmic medication (trade name Tambocor) used as a last resort in treating arrhythmias; increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients
    Mexitil, mexiletine
    antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Mexitil) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias
    Quinidex, Quinora, quinidine
    cardiac drug (trade names Quinidex and Quinora) used to treat certain heart arrhythmias
    Tonocard, tocainide
    antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Tonocard) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias when less dangerous drugs have failed
    type of:
    medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine
    (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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