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Medical Dictionary


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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