Losartan meaning

lō-särtăn
An oral drug, C22 H22 ClN6 O, used in the form of its potassium salt, that is an angiotensin receptor antagonist used to treat hypertension.
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An angiotensin II receptor blocker drug, C22 H23 ClN6 O, used in the form of its potassium salt to treat hypertension.
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Origin of losartan

  • (ch)lo(ro)– -sartan angiotensin receptor antagonist suffix (from s(elective) a(ngiotensin) r(ecep)t(or) an(tagonist))

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition