Omeprazole meaning

ō-mĕprə-zōl
A drug that suppresses gastric acid secretion and is used for the treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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A proton pump inhibitor drug, C17 H19 N3 O3 S, that suppresses gastric acid secretion and is used for the treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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(pharmacology) A benzimidazole, C17H19N3O3S, which is a proton pump inhibitor, taken to prevent the secretion of gastric acid.
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Origin of omeprazole

  • Perhaps o(xy)– me(thyl) -prazole antiulcer agent suff. (ultimately from (benzimid)azole)

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

  • Origin uncertain; the OED suggests o(xy-) + me(thyl-) + p(y)r(idine) + (imid)az(ole) + (ind)ole.

    From Wiktionary