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A beta-blocking drug related to propranolol, used to treat hypertension and angina.
- ‘Beta-blockers (nadolol, atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, and others) reduce cardiac output (negative inotropic and chronotropic effects) but increase peripheral resistance.’
- ‘Beta blockers such as metoprolol or propranolol, for example, may cause nightmares.’
- ‘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.’
1970s: from met- (from methyl) + pro(prano)lol.
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