enalapril

noun

enal·​a·​pril e-ˈna-lə-ˌpril How to pronounce enalapril (audio)
: an antihypertensive drug C20H28N2O5 that is an ACE inhibitor administered orally in the form of its maleate

Word History

Etymology

perhaps from phenyl + alanyl + -pril, alteration of proline

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enalapril was in 1982

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Cite this Entry

“Enalapril.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enalapril. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

enalapril

noun
enal·​a·​pril e-ˈnal-ə-ˌpril How to pronounce enalapril (audio)
: an antihypertensive drug that is an ACE inhibitor administered orally in the form of its maleate C20H28N2O5·C4H4O4 see vasotec
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