Calcium channel agonist

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Calcium channel agonist

(Science: pharmacology) agents that increase calcium influx into calcium channels of excitable tissues.

this causes vasoconstriction in vascular smooth muscle and/or cardiac muscle cells as well as stimulation of insulin release from pancreatic islets. Therefore, tissue-selective calcium agonists have the potential to combat cardiac failure and endocrinological disorders. They have been used primarily in experimental studies in cell and tissue culture.