Inhibition of lipid deposition in the hypercholesterolemic rat by clentiazem, a calcium channel blocker.

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We studied the effects of clentiazem, a calcium channel blocker (1) on the accumulation of lipid in the aorta, (2) on the level of plasma lipids, and (3) on the number of adherent intimal monocytes and foam cells. Seventy Wistar rats were assigned to one of the following groups: (1) regular diet, (2) an atherogenic diet consisting of regular chow with 2… (More)

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