carisoprodol

[kar-uh-sop-ruh-dawl, -dol]
noun Pharmacology.
a crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 12 H 24 N 2 O 4 , used as a muscle relaxant.
Also called isopropyl meprobamate.


Origin:
car(bamate) + isopro(pyl) + d(i)-1 + -ol1

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