metoprolol

noun

met·​o·​pro·​lol me-ˈtō-prə-ˌlȯl How to pronounce metoprolol (audio) -ˌlōl How to pronounce metoprolol (audio)
: a beta-blocker C15H25NO3 used in the form of its succinate and tartrate especially to treat hypertension and angina pectoris

Examples of metoprolol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beta blockers like metoprolol and propranolol are not very effective in people over 65, and are usually used only when there are other good reasons to use them, like in a person with heart disease or migraine. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 15 Mar. 2022 The metoprolol slows down the heart rate down, and methimazole prevents formation of thyroid hormone. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 24 Feb. 2022 This condition may also cause chest pain or discomfort especially on exercise, and metoprolol is the most common treatment. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 13 Dec. 2021 One is amlodipine, along with metoprolol and valsartan. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 29 Oct. 2021 ProvideGx, the new generic-drug venture, will begin supplying metoprolol in the middle of this month, according to executives at Premier Inc., which unveiled the subsidiary last month. Melanie Evans, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2019 But diltiazem was out of stock, and when two other drugs — adenosine and metoprolol — didn’t work, Mr. Alsina was admitted overnight. Katie Thomas, New York Times, 1 July 2018 Conversely, the blood pressure drug metoprolol went up about 70 percent, to 59 cents a pill from 35 cents. Charles Ornstein and Katie Thomas, New York Times, 8 Aug. 2017 Beta-blockers (e.g. Lopressor [metoprolol], Coreg (carvedilol], and Bystolic [nebivolol]) are used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Molly Kimball, OregonLive.com, 14 June 2017 See More

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Word History

Etymology

perhaps from methyl + -o- + propranolol

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metoprolol was in 1974

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Cite this Entry

“Metoprolol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metoprolol. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

metoprolol

noun
met·​o·​pro·​lol me-ˈtō-prə-ˌlȯl How to pronounce metoprolol (audio) -ˌlōl How to pronounce metoprolol (audio)
: 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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