propranolol

noun
pro·​pran·​o·​lol | \ prō-ˈpra-nə-ˌlȯl How to pronounce propranolol (audio) , -ˌlōl \

Definition of propranolol

: a beta-blocker C16H21NO2 used in the form of its hydrochloride in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms and angina pectoris

Examples of propranolol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many musicians, actors, and public speakers use propranolol. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 25 Dec. 2021 Many musicians, actors, and public speakers use propranolol. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 25 Dec. 2021 In this category, a plan might cover atenolol and propranolol, but not metoprolol. Diane Omdahl, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Ben-Eliyahu and colleagues have launched a trial at Israeli medical centers that aims to recruit 210 people with pancreatic cancer, some of whom will start to take propranolol and etodolac a few days before surgery to remove their tumors. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, 12 Sep. 2019 Five days before the procedure, half started to take the β blocker propranolol and the anti-inflammatory drug etodolac. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, 12 Sep. 2019 The monoclonal antibodies will be a leap forward from currently available preventive treatments, which include beta blockers such as propranolol and a variety of blood pressure medications. R. Allan Purdy, Scientific American, 1 May 2017 For example, Hims and Hers market the blood-pressure drug propranolol as a treatment for anxiety. Nicholas Thompson, WIRED, 1 July 2019 The monoclonal antibodies will be a leap forward from currently available preventive treatments, which include beta blockers such as propranolol and a variety of blood pressure medications. R. Allan Purdy, Scientific American, 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of propranolol

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for propranolol

propyl + propanol + -ol entry 1

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12 Jan 2022

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“Propranolol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propranolol. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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propranolol

noun
pro·​pran·​o·​lol | \ prō-ˈpran-ə-ˌlȯl How to pronounce propranolol (audio) , -ˌlōl How to pronounce propranolol (audio) \

Medical Definition of propranolol

: a beta-blocker used in the form of its hydrochloride C16H21NO2·HCl especially in the treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, and angina pectoris and in the prevention of migraine headache

Note: Trademarks for propranolol include Inderal and Innopran.

called also propanolol

— see inderal

More from Merriam-Webster on propranolol

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