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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a white to whitish crystalline powder, C9H15NO3S, used as an antihypertensive.
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Origin of captopril

probably by contraction and respelling of mercaptopropanoyl a chemical component
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British Dictionary definitions for captopril


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


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