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hexamethonium

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noun hexa·me·tho·ni·um \ˌhek-sə-mə-ˈthō-nē-əm\

Definition of hexamethonium

  1. :  either of two compounds C12H30Br2N2 or C12H30Cl2N2 used as ganglionic blocking agents in the treatment of hypertension



Origin and Etymology of hexamethonium

hexa- + meth- + -onium


First Known Use: 1949


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hexamethonium

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noun hexa·me·tho·ni·um \ˌhek-sə-mə-ˈthō-nē-əm\

Medical Definition of hexamethonium

  1. :  either of two compounds C12H30Br2N2 or C12H30Cl2N2 used as ganglionic blocking agents in the treatment of hypertension




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