metoprolol

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noun met·o·pro·lol \ me-ˈtō-prə-ˌlȯl , -ˌlōl \

Definition of metoprolol

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

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Origin and Etymology of metoprolol

perhaps from methyl + -o- + propranolol


Medical Dictionary

metoprolol

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noun met·o·pro·lol \ me-ˈtō-prə-ˌlȯl , -ˌlōl \

medical Definition of metoprolol

:a beta-blocker C15H25NO3 used in the form of its tartrate (C15H25NO3)2·C4H6O6 or succinate (C15H25NO3)2·C4H6O4 especially to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and congestive heart failure
Note: Metoprolol is marketed under the trademarks Lopressor and Toprol.

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