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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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, "Emergency Rooms Run Out of Vital Drugs, and Patients Are Feeling It," 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, "Generic Drug Prices Are Falling, but Are Consumers Benefiting?," 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,, "Tired all the time? Surprising reasons why, and simple solutions," 14 June 2017 In 2010, a paraplegic Paralympic athlete, Robert Berger of New Zealand, applied to take metoprolol, a beta-blocker, to address heart disease. Rebecca R. Ruiz And Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "Sign Up for the Sports Newsletter," 14 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of metoprolol

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metoprolol

perhaps from methyl + -o- + propranolol

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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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