- A relatively cardioselective β-adrenergic blocking agent used primarily in the treatment of angina pectoris and hypertension; it possesses lower lipid solubility than other members of this class and hence apparently less central nervous system side effect s.
* * *aten·o·lol ə-'ten-ə-.lȯl, -.lōl n a beta-blocker C14H22N2O3 used in the treatment of hypertension see TENORMIN
* * *n.a drug (see beta blocker) used to treat angina and high blood pressure. It is administered by mouth or intravenous injection and the commonest side-effects are fatigue, depression, and digestive upsets. Trade name: Tenormin.
* * *aten·o·lol (ə-tenґə-lol) [USP] a cardioselective β1-adrenergic blocking agent used in the treatment of hypertension and chronic angina pectoris and the prophylaxis and treatment of myocardial infarction and cardiac arrhythmias; administered orally or intravenously.
Medical dictionary. 2011.