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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Pinacidil is a cyanoguanidine drug that opens ATP-sensitive potassium channels producing peripheral vasodilatation of arterioles.[1] It reduces blood pressure and peripheral resistance and produces fluid retention.[2]


  1. Gollasch M, Bychkov R, Ried C, Behrendt F, Scholze S, Luft FC, Haller H (1995). "Pinacidil relaxes porcine and human coronary arteries by activating ATP-dependent potassium channels in smooth muscle cells". J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 275 (2): 681–92. PMID 7473155.
  2. Reynolds, James Blair; Martindale, William L. (1996). The extra pharmacopoeia (31st ed.). London: Royal Pharmaceutical Society. pp. 2739 pages. ISBN 0-85369-342-0.

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