timolol

noun
ti·​mo·​lol | \ ˈtī-mə-ˌlōl How to pronounce timolol (audio) , -ˌlȯl \

Definition of timolol

: a beta-blocker C13H24N4O3S used in the form of its maleate salt to treat glaucoma and hypertension and to reduce the risk of second heart attacks

First Known Use of timolol

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for timolol

tim- (of unknown origin) + -olol (as in propranolol)

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“Timolol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timolol. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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timolol

noun
ti·​mo·​lol | \ ˈtī-mə-ˌlōl How to pronounce timolol (audio) , -ˌlȯl How to pronounce timolol (audio) \

Medical Definition of timolol

: a beta-blocker used especially in the form of its maleate C13H24N4O3S·C4H4O4 to treat hypertension, to reduce the risk of reinfarction, to prevent migraine headaches, and to lower intraocular pressure associated with open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension

Note: Trademarks for preparations containing timolol include Combigan and Timoptic.

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