Meaning of metoprolol in English:


Pronunciation /mɪˈtɒprəlɒl/


mass nounMedicine
  • A beta-blocking drug related to propranolol, used to treat hypertension and angina.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘I can attest that the number of patients taking metoprolol compared to other beta-blockers rose steeply in my community after the publication of that paper.’
    • ‘Studies have suggested that metoprolol, a selective beta blocker, improves left ventricular function and reduces mortality rates.’


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