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methenamine

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noun me·the·na·mine \mə-ˈthē-nə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Definition of methenamine

  1. :  hexamethylenetetramine especially when used in the form of an organic salt to treat urinary tract infections



Origin of methenamine

methene (methylene) + amine


First Known Use: 1926


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noun me·the·na·mine \mə-ˈthē-nə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Medical Definition of methenamine

  1. :  a crystalline compound used in the form of its mandelate C6H12N4·C8H8O3 or hippurate C6H12N4·C9H9NO3 as a urinary antiseptic especially to treat bacteriuria associated with cystitis and pyelitis—called also hexamethylenetetramine, hexamine; see mandelamine




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