Omeprazole Definition

ō-mĕprə-zōl
noun
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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Origin of Omeprazole

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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