losartan

noun

lo·​sar·​tan lō-ˈsär-ˌtan How to pronounce losartan (audio)
: an antihypertensive drug that is taken orally in the form of its potassium salt C22H22ClKN6O and blocks the action of the physiologically active form of angiotensin
The onset of the hypotensive effect of losartan appears to be more gradual than that associated with ACE inhibitors …Theodore L. Goodfriend et al.

Examples of losartan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company recalled 87 lots of losartan in 2019 because the tablets contained an animal carcinogen — N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid, or NMBA. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 3 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of losartan was in 1991

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“Losartan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/losartan. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

losartan

noun
lo·​sar·​tan lō-ˈsär-ˌtan How to pronounce losartan (audio)
: an antihypertensive drug that is administered orally in the form of its potassium salt C22H22ClKN6O and blocks the action of angiotensin II

Note: Losartan is marketed under the trademarks Cozaar and Hyzaar.

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