Vasodilator vs Diazoxide - What's the difference?

vasodilator | diazoxide |


As nouns the difference between vasodilator and diazoxide

is that vasodilator is (pharmacology) a drug or chemical agent that causes dilation of the blood vessels thereby reducing blood pressure while diazoxide is a potassium channel activator which causes local relaxation in smooth muscle by increasing membrane permeability to potassium ions, used as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and in diabetes to decrease the secretion of insulin.

vasodilator

Noun

(en noun)
  • (pharmacology) A drug or chemical agent that causes dilation of the blood vessels thereby reducing blood pressure.
  • See also

    * ACE inhibitor

    diazoxide

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia diazoxide)
  • A potassium channel activator which causes local relaxation in smooth muscle by increasing membrane permeability to potassium ions, used as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and in diabetes to decrease the secretion of insulin.