Definition of metoprolol in English:

metoprolol

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A beta-blocking drug related to propranolol, used to treat hypertension and angina.

    • ‘Beta blockers such as metoprolol or propranolol, for example, may cause nightmares.’
    • ‘Beta-blockers (nadolol, atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, and others) reduce cardiac output (negative inotropic and chronotropic effects) but increase peripheral resistance.’
    • ‘Studies have suggested that metoprolol, a selective beta blocker, improves left ventricular function and reduces mortality rates.’
    • ‘Beta blockers like propranolol or metoprolol also affect sleep.’
    • ‘I can attest that the number of patients taking metoprolol compared to other beta-blockers rose steeply in my community after the publication of that paper.’

Origin

1970s: from met- (from methyl) + pro(prano)lol.

Pronunciation:

metoprolol

/mɪˈtɒprəlɒl/