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phentolamine

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noun phen·tol·amine \fen-ˈtä-lə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Definition of phentolamine

  1. :  an adrenergic blocking agent C17H19N3O used especially in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension due to pheochromocytoma



Origin and Etymology of phentolamine

phen- + toluidine + amine


First Known Use: 1952


Medical Dictionary

phentolamine

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noun phen·tol·amine \fen-ˈtäl-ə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Medical Definition of phentolamine

  1. :  an alpha-adrenergic blocking agent that is administered by injection in the form of its mesylate C17H19N3O·CH4O3S especially in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension due to pheochromocytoma—see regitine




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