omep·​ra·​zole | \ ō-ˈme-prə-ˌzōl How to pronounce omeprazole (audio) , -ˈmē-, -ˌzȯl How to pronounce omeprazole (audio) \

Definition of omeprazole

: a benzimidazole derivative C17H19N3O3S that inhibits gastric acid secretion

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Police also found marijuana and omeprazole in the apartment. Gwen Filosa, miamiherald, "Why did he have cocaine? He said he was protecting the neighborhood kids | Miami Herald," 21 May 2018 These accidental bactericides included proton-pump inhibitors such as omeprazole (used to treat acid reflux), calcium-channel blockers (to lower blood pressure), antihistamines, painkillers and antipsychotics. The Economist, "Non-antibiotic drugs promote antibiotic resistance," 19 Mar. 2018 The acid-reflux drug omeprazole (Prilosec) has no effect. Elizabeth Preston, The Cut, "My Baby Cried More Than Yours, and No One Knows Why," 23 Jan. 2018 These volunteers, who were not previously taking proton pump inhibitors, took the commonly used generic PPI omeprazole for 14 days. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Stomach acid blockers promote liver disease, study finds," 10 Oct. 2017 The doctor gave him omeprazole for heartburn and Zofran for nausea. Casey Parks,, "About A Boy: A transgender teen at the tipping point," 28 July 2017 There were also three prescription bottles for prednisone (anti-inflammatory), omeprazole (antacid) and lorazepam (anti-anxiety) in the hotel room. Nicole Moschella, ajc, "Chris Cornell suicide scene photos published as outraged fans vent on social media," 13 July 2017 Valeant said fourth-quarter 2015 sales of omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate were $62 million, more than triple the $17 million recorded in the third quarter. Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times, "ValueAct Pays a Price for Its Supporting Role at Valeant MARCH 28, 2016," 1 Apr. 2016 Popular drugs in this class include omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and lansoprazole (Prevacid). Fox News, "Heartburn drugs tied to greater mortality," 5 July 2017

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First Known Use of omeprazole

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for omeprazole

International Scientific Vocabulary omepr- (of unknown origin) + benzimidazole

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omep·​ra·​zole | \ ō-ˈmep-rə-ˌzōl How to pronounce omeprazole (audio) , -ˈmē-prə- How to pronounce omeprazole (audio) , -ˌzȯl\

Medical Definition of omeprazole

: a drug C17H19N3O3S that inhibits gastric acid secretion and is taken orally in the short-term treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease, erosive esophagitis, and disorders (such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome) involving gastric acid hypersecretion

Note: Omeprazole is a benzimidazole derivative that acts by inhibiting the activity of proton pumps in the stomach. It is marketed under the trademark Prilosec.

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