labetalol

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

noun Pharmacology.

an alpha- and beta-adrenergic blocking agent, C19H24N2O3, used in the treatment of hypertension.

Nearby words

  1. labefaction,
  2. label,
  3. labeled bracketing,
  4. labellist,
  5. labellum,
  6. labetalol hydrochloride,
  7. labia,
  8. labia majora,
  9. labia minora,
  10. labia oris

Origin of labetalol

probably la-, inversion of al(pha) + beta + -l- of uncertain derivative + -ol1

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