propranolol
pro·pran·o·lol prō-'pran-ə-.lȯl, -.lōl n a beta-blocker used in the form of its hydrochloride C16H21NO2·HCl esp. in the treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, and angina pectoris and in the prevention of migraine headache called also propanolol see INDERAL

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n.
a drug (see beta blocker) used to treat abnormal heart rhythm, angina, and high blood pressure and also taken to relieve anxiety. It is administered by mouth or injection; common side-effects include digestive upsets, insomnia, and lassitude. Trade name: Inderal.

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pro·pran·o·lol (pro-pranґə-lol) a nonselective beta-adrenergic blocking agent that lacks intrinsic sympathomimetic activity, decreases cardiac rate and output, reduces blood pressure, and is effective in the prophylaxis of migraine.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • propranolol — /proh pran euh lawl , lol /, n. Pharm. a beta blocking drug, C16H21NO2, used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and cardiac arrhythmias. [1960 65; PRO(PYL) + PR(OP)ANOL + OL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • propranolol — noun A non selective beta blocker mainly used in the treatment of hypertension …   Wiktionary

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