propranolol

[ proh-pran-uh-lawl, -lol ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. a beta-blocking drug, C16H21NO2, used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and cardiac arrhythmias.

Origin of propranolol

1
1960–65; pro(pyl) + pr(op)anol “propyl alcohol” + -ol1

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propranolol

/ (prəʊˈprænəˌlɒl) /


noun
  1. a drug used in the treatment of angina pectoris, arrhythmia, hypertension, and some forms of tremor. Formula: C 16 H 21 NO 2

Origin of propranolol

1
C20: from pro (pyl) + pr (op) anol (from propane + -ol) + -ol

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