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labetalol

[ luh-bet-uh-lawl, -lol ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. an alpha- and beta-adrenergic blocking agent, C 19 H 24 N 2 O 3 , used in the treatment of hypertension.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of labetalol1

Probably la-, inversion of al(pha) + beta + -l- of uncertain derivative + -ol 1

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