Meaning of omeprazole in English:

omeprazole

Pronunciation /əʊˈmɛprəzəʊl/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A substituted benzimidazole which is a proton pump inhibitor and inhibits secretion of gastric acid, being given orally in the treatment of ulcers and gastro-oesophageal reflux; 5-methoxy-2-(4-methoxy-3,5-dimethyl-2-pyridylmethylsulfinyl)benzimidazole, C₁₇ H₁₉ N₃ O₃ S.

    Trademarks for this drug include Losec and Prilosec.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in WHO Chronicle. From o- + me- + pr- + az- + -ole.