metoprolol

metoprolol

[met-oh-proh-lawl, -lol]
noun Pharmacology.
a beta blocker, C 1 5 H 2 5 NO 3 , used in the treatment of hypertension, angina, and cardiac arrhythmias.

Origin:
contraction of the chemical name

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metoprolol

noun
beta blocker (trade name Lopressor) used in treating hypertension and angina and arrhythmia and acute myocardial infarction; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.) 
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