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omeprazole

noun omep·ra·zole \ō-ˈme-prə-ˌzōl, -ˈmē-, -ˌzl\

Definition of OMEPRAZOLE

:  a benzimidazole derivative C17H19N3O3S that inhibits gastric acid secretion
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Origin of OMEPRAZOLE

International Scientific Vocabulary omepr- (of unknown origin) + benzimidazole
First Known Use: 1984
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omeprazole

noun omep·ra·zole \ō-ˈmep-rə-ˌzōl, -ˈmē-prə-, -ˌzl\

Medical Definition of OMEPRAZOLE

:  a benzimidazole derivative C17H19N3O3S that inhibits gastric acid secretion and is used in the short-term treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers as well as the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux, erosive esophagitis, and disorders (as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome) involving gastric acid hypersecretion—see prilosec

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