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Calcium Channel Agonists

Introduction: Calcium Channel Agonists

Description of Calcium Channel Agonists

Calcium Channel Agonists: Agents that increase calcium influx into calcium channels of excitable tissues. This causes vasoconstriction in vascular smooth muscle and/or cardiac muscle cells as well as stimulation of insulin release from pancreatic islets. Therefore, tissue-selective calcium agonists have the potential to combat cardiac failure and endocrinological disorders. They have been used primarily in experimental studies in cell and tissue culture.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Terms Similar to Calcium Channel Agonists:

  • Calcium Channel Activators
  • Calcium Channel Agonists, Exogenous

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Calcium Channel Agonists

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Calcium Channel Agonists

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