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 In this category, a plan might cover atenolol and propranolol, but not metoprolol. Diane Omdahl, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 The beta blocker atenolol may cause erectile dysfunction or impair the ability to exercise, for example. NBC News, 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of atenolol

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for atenolol

perhaps from antihypertensive + -olol (as in propranolol)

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“Atenolol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atenolol. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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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

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