metoprolol

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

Definition of metoprolol

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

Origin and Etymology of metoprolol

perhaps from methyl + -o- + propranolol


First Known Use: 1974


Medical Dictionary

metoprolol

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

Medical Definition of metoprolol

  1. :  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 Metoprolol is marketed under the trademarks Lopressor and Toprol.


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