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hydralazine

noun hy·dral·azine \hī-ˈdra-lə-ˌzēn\

Definition of HYDRALAZINE

:  a vasodilator C8H8N4 used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat hypertension

Origin of HYDRALAZINE

hydr- + phthalic (acid) + azine
First Known Use: 1952

hydralazine

noun hy·dral·azine \hī-ˈdral-ə-ˌzēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDRALAZINE

:  an antihypertensive drug that is used in the form of its hydrochloride C8H8N4·HCl and produces peripheral arteriolar dilation by relaxing vascular smooth muscle

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