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These drugs inhibit the transport of calcium into cells via the L-type calcium channel.

A major effect is to cause the relaxation of the vascular smooth muscle in small arterioles resulting in reduced peripheral vascular resistance.

They also promote the dilatation of coronary arteries.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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