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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "How the body’s nerves become accomplices in the spread of cancer," 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, "How the body’s nerves become accomplices in the spread of cancer," 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, "Can Anything Stop My Migraine?," 1 May 2017 For example, Hims and Hers market the blood-pressure drug propranolol as a treatment for anxiety. Nicholas Thompson, WIRED, "Health Brands Hims and Hers Flout Facebook’s Rules on Drug Ads," 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, "Can Anything Stop My Migraine?," 1 May 2017 The propranolol blocks the flood of adrenaline responsible for the fear response. Jessie Sholl, The Cut, "I Tried a Phobia Treatment That Erased My Memories," 14 May 2018 To provide even more evidence, the team looked at a drug called propranolol. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "An asthma medication seems to lower Parkinson’s disease risks," 2 Sep. 2017 The chemical propranolol is the active ingredient in drugs called ____________, which are used to treat heart disease and performance anxiety. Rosa Inocencio Smith, The Atlantic, "The Atlantic Daily: The Fallout of Fire and Fury," 9 Aug. 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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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

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