Meaning of labetalol in English:

labetalol

Pronunciation /ləˈbiːtəlɒl/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A drug that acts as an alpha- and beta-blocker, used in the treatment of hypertension.

    Chemical name: 2-hydroxy-5-[1-hydroxy-2-[(1-methyl-3-phenylpropyl)amino]ethyl]benzamide, C₁₉H₂₄N₂O₃. There are four stereoisomers with differing degrees of activity; it is typically given as a mixture.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Approved Names 1973. From la- (perhaps an inversion of al-) + beta + -lol (in -olol), with reference to the fact that the drug is related to alpha and beta adrenoceptors and propanolol.