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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 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—called also propanolol; see inderal




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