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[proh-pran-uh-lawl, -lol]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a beta-blocking drug, C16H21NO2, used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and cardiac arrhythmias.
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Origin of propranolol

1960–65; pro(pyl) + pr(op)anol + -ol1
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  1. a drug used in the treatment of angina pectoris, arrhythmia, hypertension, and some forms of tremor. Formula: C 16 H 21 NO 2
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Word Origin

C20: from pro (pyl) + pr (op) anol (from propane + -ol) + -ol
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(prō-prănə-lôl′, -lōl′)
  1. A beta-blocker used to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and cardiac arrhythmia.
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