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channel

In charting, a line connecting a series of high points accompanied by a parallel line connecting a series of low points. The two parallel lines compose the channel in which the variable (for example, a stock price) has been moving and is expected to continue moving. An ascending channel indicates a bullish trend, while a descending channel represents a bearish trend. Breaking downward through an ascending series of low prices or upward through a descending series of high prices indicates a likely change in trend.

channel

the means of physically distributing a product from the producer to the ultimate customer. See DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.

channel

see DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.
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The results of our study showed that treatment with calcium channel blockers (CCBs), particularly amlodipine, is not related to purpura or bleeding.
Recent literature has described the successful reversal of ten separate drug class toxicities by Intralipid emulsion rescue therapy, including amphetamines (3), antiarrhythmics (4), anticonvulsants (5), antidepressants (5), antipsychotics (6), benzodiazepines (5), calcium channel blockers (1), diuretics (5), local anesthetics (7-9), and the benzodiazepine-agonist insomnia drugs (Table 1).
This calcium channel turns out to be a key player in normal sleep.
Calcium channel blocking agents like verapamil, nifedipine and diltiazem are commonly used in the treatment of hypertension, angina, myocardial infarction and supraventricular tachycardia.
Kerns II, "Management of beta-adrenergic blocker and calcium channel antagonist toxicity, "Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, vol.
While two of the calcium channel blocker intoxication patients were poisoned by accident, five patients ingested the drug for the aim of suicide.
Overall, Haas and colleagues affirm current practice, concluding that prostaglandin inhibitors (eg, indomethacin) and calcium channel blockers (eg, nifedipine, nicardipine) delay delivery and improve short-term neonatal outcomes, whereas beta-agonist therapy was not considered to be as preferable, largely due to its maternal side effect profile.
Calcium salts increase the concentration of calcium ions in blood and cardiac muscle, thus improving contractility strength and antagonizing the effects of calcium channel blockers9.
Dose-finding study with nimodipine: a selective central nervous system calcium channel blockers on aminophylline induced seizure model in rats.
More recently, a secondary analysis of the 19,257-subject ASCOT (Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial) demonstrated that calcium channel blocker-based antihypertensive therapy was particularly effective against stroke in the population most in need of such protection: the elderly.
The researchers found that a cheap diuretic ("water pill") was more effective than a calcium channel blocker in preventing heart failure.

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