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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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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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