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Albrecht Fleckenstein

Albrecht Fleckenstein

German scientist
Albrecht Fleckenstein
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Quick Facts

Intro German scientist
Was Pharmacologist Educator
From Germany
Type Academia Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 3 May 1917, Aschaffenburg
Death 4 April 1992, St. Ulrich's Priory in the Black Forest (aged 74 years)
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Albrecht Fleckenstein (3 March 1917 – 4 April 1992) was a German pharmacologist and physiologist best known for his discovery of calcium channel blockers.

Life and career

Albrecht Fleckenstein was born on 3 March 1917 in Aschaffenburg, Germany. He received his medical training in Würzburg and Vienna. In 1964, Fleckenstein reported about the inhibitory actions of prenylamine and verapamil on the physiological process of excitation–contraction coupling. This contributed to his discovery of calcium antagonists.


In 1986, Fleckenstein received the Ernst Jung Prize, awarded annually for excellence in biomedical sciences. In 1991, He also received the Albert Einstein World Award of Science.

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