Definition of atenolol in English:

atenolol

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Pronunciation: /əˈtɛnəlɒl
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A beta blocker used mainly to treat angina and high blood pressure.
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    • Beta blockers like atenolol, metoprolol and propranolol can all slow the pulse.
    • The beta blockers, including propranolol, nadolol, atenolol, metoprolol, and timolol, are effective but may cause fatigue, sleep disorders, and decreased exercise tolerance.
    • Your doctor needs to review your medicines since atenolol is a beta blocker that can aggravate asthma.

Origin

1970s: perhaps from a(ngina) + ten(sion) + (propran)olol, a related compound.

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