Definition of metoprolol in English:

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Pronunciation: /məˈtäprəˌlôl/ /-ˌläl/


A beta-blocking drug related to propranolol, used to treat hypertension and angina.
Example sentences
  • Beta blockers such as metoprolol or propranolol, for example, may cause nightmares.
  • Beta-blockers (nadolol, atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, and others) reduce cardiac output (negative inotropic and chronotropic effects) but increase peripheral resistance.
  • Beta blockers like propranolol or metoprolol also affect sleep.


1970s: from met- (from methyl) + pro(prano)lol.

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Syllabification: met·o·pro·lol

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