doxazosin

noun

dox·​a·​zo·​sin ˌdäk-ˈsā-zō-sin How to pronounce doxazosin (audio)
: a drug taken orally in the form of its mesylate C23H25N5O5·CH4O3S to relieve urethral obstruction in benign prostatic hyperplasia and to treat hypertension

Note: Doxazosin is a derivative of quinazoline that acts to relax smooth muscle by combining with and blocking the activity of an alpha-receptor. It is marketed under the trademark Cardura.

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“Doxazosin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/doxazosin. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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