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propranolol

[proh-pran-uh-lawl, -lol] /proʊˈpræn əˌlɔl, -ˌlɒl/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a beta-blocking drug, C 1 6 H 2 1 NO 2 , used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and cardiac arrhythmias.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; pro(pyl) + pr(op)anol + -ol1
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  • propranolol is a beta-blocker, so it blocks the action of adrenaline.
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propranolol

/prəʊˈprænəˌlɒl/
noun
1.
a drug used in the treatment of angina pectoris, arrhythmia, hypertension, and some forms of tremor. Formula: C16H21NO2
Word Origin
C20: from pro(pyl) + pr(op)anol (from propane + -ol) + -ol
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propranolol in Medicine

propranolol pro·pran·o·lol (prō-prān'ə-lôl', -lōl')
n.
A beta-blocker used to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and cardiac arrhythmia.

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