Definition of metoprolol
: a beta-blocker C15H25NO3 used in the form of its succinate and tartrate especially to treat hypertension and angina pectoris
Recent Examples of metoprolol from the Web
Beta-blockers (e.g. Lopressor [metoprolol], Coreg (carvedilol], and Bystolic [nebivolol]) are used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.
In 2010, a paraplegic Paralympic athlete, Robert Berger of New Zealand, applied to take metoprolol, a beta-blocker, to address heart disease.
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Origin and Etymology of metoprolol
perhaps from methyl + -o- + propranolol
First Known Use: 1974See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of metoprolol
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