Medical Dictionary

metaproterenol

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noun meta·pro·ter·e·nol \-prō-ˈter-ə-ˈnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Medical Definition of metaproterenol

  1. :  a bronchodilator that is administered in the form of its sulfate (C11H17NO3)2·H2SO4 in the treatment of bronchial asthma and reversible bronchospasm associated with bronchitis and emphysema—called also orciprenaline Metaproterenol acts as an agonist, binding to beta-receptors that mediate the relaxation of the bronchial muscles.


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