Definition of timolol in English:

timolol

Pronunciation: /ˈtīməˌlôl//-ˌläl/

noun

Medicine
  • A synthetic compound that acts as a beta blocker and is used to treat hypertension, migraines, and glaucoma.

    • ‘One researcher found topical use of the betablocker, timolol, did not work as well in the evening.’
    • ‘There is good evidence for the efficacy of propranolol and timolol.’
    • ‘The beta blockers, including propranolol, nadolol, atenolol, metoprolol, and timolol, are effective but may cause fatigue, sleep disorders, and decreased exercise tolerance.’
    • ‘On the other hand, absence of evidence of effectiveness is not the same as evidence of absence of effectiveness, and atenolol may, in reality, be as effective as propranolol or timolol.’
    • ‘The beta-blocker medication timolol may have significant cardiac side effects, including bradycardia and heart failure.’

Origin

1970s: from tim- (of unknown origin) + (propran)olol.

Pronunciation:

timolol

/ˈtīməˌlôl//-ˌläl/