metoprolol


met·o·pro·lol

noun \me-ˈtō-prə-ˌll, -ˌlōl\

Definition of METOPROLOL

:  a beta-blocker C15H25NO3 used in the form of its succinate and tartrate especially to treat hypertension and angina pectoris

Origin of METOPROLOL

perhaps from methyl + -o- + propranolol
First Known Use: 1974

met·o·pro·lol

noun \me-ˈtō-prə-ˌll, -ˌlōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of METOPROLOL

: a beta-blocker used in the form of its tartrate (C15H25NO3)2·C4H6O6 or succinate (C15H25NO3)2·C4H6O4 to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and congestive heart failure—see lopressor, toprol

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