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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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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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