atenolol


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a·ten·o·lol

 (ə-tĕn′ə-lôl′, -lōl′)
n.
A beta-blocker drug, C14H22N2O3, used primarily in the treatment of angina pectoris and hypertension.

[a(ntihyper)ten(sive) + (propran)olol.]

atenolol

(əˈtɛnəˌlɒl)
n
a type of beta-blocker that is taken by mouth and is used to treat angina and high blood pressure
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Noun1.atenolol - an oral beta blocker (trade name Tenormin) used in treating hypertension and anginaatenolol - an oral beta blocker (trade name Tenormin) used in treating hypertension and angina; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)
beta blocker, beta-adrenergic blocker, beta-adrenergic blocking agent, beta-blocking agent - any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia; decreases force and rate of heart contractions by blocking beta-adrenergic receptors of the autonomic nervous system
Tenoretic - trade name for an antihypertensive drug consisting of a fixed combination of atenolol and a diuretic
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atenolol

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Sever and his coworkers showed that the calcium channel blocker-treated group had significantly less blood pressure variability over time than did those treated with atenolol. This finding provides a plausible mechanistic explanation for the previously reported superior clinical outcomes with the calcium channel blocker.
CHICAGO -- Atenolol may be about as effective as carvedilol for improving survival and reducing hospitalizations in patients with systolic heart failure, based on a retrospective review of more than 1,000 patients who did not undergo randomization.
This recommendation was based on results from meta-analyses that suggest beta-blockers, especially atenolol, may not be as cardioprotective as other antihypertensives.
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He reported on 96 men who were started on 50 mg/day of atenolol for cardiovascular indications.
A recent independent study of nearly 9,200 patients in Scandinavia and the United States has shown that Merck & Co.'s blood-pressure medication Cozaar is markedly better than the older, more widely prescribed drug atenolol at preventing strokes and diabetes in patients with high blood pressure.
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CHICAGO -- Atenolol may be as effective as carvedilol for improving survival and reducing hospitalizations in patients with systolic heart failure, based on a retrospective review of more than 1,000 unrandomized patients.
BARCELONA -- An antihypertensive treatment regimen of amlodipine plus perindopril led to 34% fewer cases of new-onset diabetes, compared with a regimen of atenolol plus bendroflumethiazide, in a controlled study with more than 14,000 hypertensive patients.
Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, in the losartan intervention for end-point reduction in hypertension study (LIFE): a randomised trial against atenolol, Lancet 2002; 359:995-1003.
Working with the office of women's health, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency is focusing specifically on labetalol and atenolol, two drugs that women often use to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy.