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mecamylamine

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noun mec·a·myl·amine \ˌme-kə-ˈmi-lə-ˌmēn\

Definition of mecamylamine

  1. :  a drug that is used orally in the form of its hydrochloride C11H21N·HCl as a ganglionic blocking agent to effect a rapid lowering of severely elevated blood pressure



Origin and Etymology of mecamylamine

from Mecamylamine, a trademark


First Known Use: 1955


Medical Dictionary

mecamylamine

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noun mec·a·myl·a·mine \ˌmek-ə-ˈmil-ə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of mecamylamine

  1. :  a drug administered orally in the form of its hydrochloride C11H21N·HCl as a ganglionic blocking agent to effect a rapid lowering of severely elevated blood pressure




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