omeprazole

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noun omep·ra·zole \ō-ˈme-prə-ˌzōl, -ˈmē-, -ˌzȯl\

Definition of omeprazole

  1. :  a benzimidazole derivative C17H19N3O3S that inhibits gastric acid secretion

Origin and Etymology of omeprazole

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


First Known Use: 1984


Medical Dictionary

omeprazole

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noun omep·ra·zole \ō-ˈmep-rə-ˌzōl, -ˈmē-prə-, -ˌzȯl\

Medical Definition of omeprazole

  1. :  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 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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