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[kap-tuh-pril] /ˈkæp tə prɪl/
noun, Pharmacology.
a white to whitish crystalline powder, C 9 H 15 NO 3 S, used as an antihypertensive.
Origin of captopril
probably by contraction and respelling of mercaptopropanoyl a chemical component Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for captopril


an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure
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captopril in Medicine

captopril cap·to·pril (kāp'tə-prĭl')
A drug used in the treatment of hypertension that functions by inhibiting the enzymes that activate angiotensin.

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