atenolol

atenolol

[uh-ten-uh-lawl, -lol]
noun Pharmacology.
a synthetic beta blocker, C 14 H 22 N 2 O 3 , used in the management of hypertension, angina pectoris, and cardiac arrhythmias and, topically, in the treatment of glaucoma.

Origin:
laboratory coinage of unexplained orig.

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atenolol a·ten·o·lol (ə-těn'ə-lôl', -lōl')
n.
A beta-blocking agent used primarily in the treatment of angina pectoris and hypertension.

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