NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,179 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- carvedilol phosphate
- listen (KAR-vuh-DIH-lol FOS-fayt)
- A drug used to treat high blood pressure and certain heart problems. It is also being studied in the prevention and treatment of side effects caused by some anticancer drugs. Carvedilol phosphate blocks certain receptors on nerve cells and causes blood vessels to dilate (widen). It is a type of antihypertensive agent and a type of antianginal agent. Also called Coreg.