captopril captopril

Definition(s):

  • (n) a drug (trade name Capoten) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation; used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure

Usage(s):

  • At the pharmacy counter, brutal price competition for drugs such as captopril, a hypertension remedy, and naproxen, an antiarthritis drug, has hurt margins.
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pivotal pivotal
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