Description

Metoprolol is a cardioselective beta-adrenergic blocking agent. It has a relatively greater blocking effect on beta1-receptors (ie those mediating adrenergic stimulation of heart rate and contractility and release of free fatty acids from fat stores) than on beta2-receptors, which are chiefly involved in broncho and vasodilation.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Metoprolol
C Cardiovascular system → C07 Beta blocking agents → C07A Beta blocking agents → C07AB Beta blocking agents, selective

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