Definitions for "Amiodarone"
Brand name Cordarone. An antiarrhythmic drug (Class 3). See Medications.
A medication used for the treatment of heart rhythm disturbances originating both in the upper chambers of the heart (the atria), and the lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles). Amiodarone works by prolonging the electrical conduction time of various tissues within the heart; it increases the amount of time between cycles of electrical excitation of these tissues, with a net damping down of electrical activity.
A heart drug that contains a large amount of iodine. Amiodarone can cause abnormal thyroid function