noun Pharmacology.

a white to whitish crystalline powder, C9H15NO3S, used as an antihypertensive.

Origin of captopril

probably by contraction and respelling of mercaptopropanoyl a chemical component Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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




An ACE inhibitor drug used in the treament of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and other cardiovascular disorders.
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