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omeprazole

[ oh-mep-ruh-zohl ]
/ oʊˈmɛp rəˌzoʊl /
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noun Pharmacology.
a drug, C17H19N3O3S, that inhibits the formation of gastric acid, used in the treatment of peptic ulcers and acid reflux.
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Origin of omeprazole

First recorded in 1980–85; origin uncertain: perhaps from o(xy-)2 + me(thyl-) + p(y)r(idine) + (benzimid)azole

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