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a beta-adrenergic blocking agent; the maleate salt or the hemihydrate is used topically to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma and ocular hypertension, and the maleate salt is used orally to reduce the long-term risk of mortality and reinfarction after the acute phase of a myocardial infarction, as an antihypertensive agent, and in the prevention of migraine.
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A beta-blocker drug, C13H24N4O3S, used in its maleate form to treat hypertension and glaucoma, and to prevent recurrence after myocardial infarction.
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timololA non-cardioselective beta-blocker drug used to treat high blood pressure (HYPERTENSION), ANGINA PECTORIS, MIGRAINE and, in the form of eye drops, to treat GLAUCOMA. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Timoptol LA, Betim and Nyogel.
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