Definition of atenolol in English:



  • A beta blocker used mainly to treat angina and high blood pressure.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The doctor taking care of your blood pressure might not know you have psoriasis, or may not be aware that beta-blockers like atenolol might make this skin condition worse.’
    • ‘Your doctor may consider prescribing preventative medication such as a beta-blocker (for example, atenolol or propranolol).’



/əˈtenəläl/ /əˈtɛnəlɑl/ /əˈtenəˌlôl/ /əˈtɛnəˌlɔl/


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