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propranolol

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noun pro·pran·o·lol \prō-ˈpra-nə-ˌlȯl, -ˌlōl\

Definition of propranolol

  1. :  a beta-blocker C16H21NO2 used in the form of its hydrochloride in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms and angina pectoris



Origin and Etymology of propranolol

propyl + propanol + 1-ol


First Known Use: 1964


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propranolol

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noun pro·pran·o·lol \prō-ˈpran-ə-ˌlȯl, -ˌlōl\

Medical Definition of propranolol

  1. :  a beta-blocker used in the form of its hydrochloride C16H21NO2·HCl especially in the treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, and angina pectoris and in the prevention of migraine headache Trademarks for propranolol include Inderal and Innopran. —called also propanolol; see inderal




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