Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drug, C16H21NO2, that blocks beta-adrenergic activity, used to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and cardiac arrhythmia and to prevent migraine headaches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A non-selective beta blocker mainly used in the treatment of hypertension.

Etymologies

pro(pyl) + pr(op)anol (propan(e) + -ol1) + -ol1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • North Korean pistol shooter Kim Jong Su was thrown out, not for steroid use, but for using a drug called propranolol.

    Choke

  • A US and Canadian team used a drug called propranolol to target unwanted memories, while leaving others intact.

    Speedlinking 7/3/07

  • GUPTA: With regard to propranolol, which is this blood pressure medication, it does appear to be needed at the time of the event so this may not be something of use of people suffering years later now from PTSD from 9/11.

    CNN Transcript Sep 11, 2007

  • First of all, just using a medication known as propranolol which is a blood pressure medication, at the time of the event, at the time of the trauma, there's a lot of research shows if you give this medication, what it does, it sort of reduces that adrenaline surge that is often associated with the traumatic event and, as a result of reducing that, it sort of keeps the memories from getting seared if you will, into the brain.

    CNN Transcript Sep 11, 2007

  • Dr Pitman carried out a pilot study on humans where he gave patients at the Massachusetts general hospital who had recently undergone trauma a drug called propranolol, a beta-blocker used for decades to treat high blood pressure but which acts on the receptors in the brain involved in storing memories.

    Memories

  • When I do this procedure, if I find that my patient has varices, I often prescribe a drug called propranolol Inderal.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • Your liver specialist may prescribe a drug called propranolol (Inderal) to decrease your risk of bleeding from these engorged veins (see chapter 9).

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • Professor Roger Pitman, a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School in the US, has been experimenting with a drug called propranolol, a "beta blocker" normally used to treat high blood pressure, which he believes can erase the effects of terrifying memories.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • A study done earlier this year in humans used a drug that's used to treat high blood pressure, called propranolol, but the treatment does not work for everyone2.

    Scientific American

  • These drugs include beta blockers (such as propranolol), tricyclic antidepressants

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