atenolol

noun
aten·​o·​lol | \ ə-ˈte-nə-ˌlȯl How to pronounce atenolol (audio) , -ˌlōl \

Definition of atenolol

: a beta blocker C14H22N2O3 used in the treatment of hypertension

Examples of atenolol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The beta blocker atenolol may cause erectile dysfunction or impair the ability to exercise, for example. NBC News, "Single 'polypill' found to cut heart attacks, stroke," 13 Nov. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'atenolol.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of atenolol

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for atenolol

perhaps from antihypertensive + -olol (as in propranolol)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about atenolol

Time Traveler for atenolol

Time Traveler

The first known use of atenolol was in 1972

See more words from the same year

Statistics for atenolol

Last Updated

22 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Atenolol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atenolol. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for atenolol

atenolol

noun
aten·​o·​lol | \ ə-ˈten-ə-ˌlȯl, -ˌlōl How to pronounce atenolol (audio) \

Medical Definition of atenolol

: a beta-blocker C14H22N2O3 used in the treatment of hypertension — see tenormin

Comments on atenolol

What made you want to look up atenolol? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!