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2005-07-06 13:09:53

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A calcium channel blocker, isradipine, reduces the dangerous rise in blood pressure (BP) caused by taking cocaine or methamphetamine, according to researchers. "Both cocaine and methamphetamine have powerful effects on blood pressure that are associated with strokes and heart failure," Dr. Bankole A. Johnson, of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, told Reuters Health. "Importantly," he added, isradipine reduces these effects, "thereby...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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