Definition of orciprenaline in US English:

orciprenaline

noun

Pharmacology
  • A synthetic sympathomimetic amine closely related to isoprenaline that acts as a beta-adrenoreceptor stimulant and is used (usually in the form of the sulphate) as a bronchodilator to relieve obstructed airways in bronchitis, asthma, etc.; 1-(3,5-dihydroxyphenyl)-2-isopropylaminoethanol, C₆H₃(OH)₂CH(OH)CH₂NHCH(CH₃)₂.

Origin

1960s. From orci- + -prenaline.

Pronunciation

orciprenaline

/ˌɔːsɪˈprɛn(ə)liːn/