captopril

captopril

[kap-tuh-pril]
noun Pharmacology.
a white to whitish crystalline powder, C 9 H 15 NO 3 S, used as an antihypertensive.

Origin:
probably by contraction and respelling of mercaptopropanoyl a chemical component

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captopril (ˈkæptəprɪl)
 
n
an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure

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captopril cap·to·pril (kāp'tə-prĭl')
n.
A drug used in the treatment of hypertension that functions by inhibiting the enzymes that activate angiotensin.

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