Origin of quinidine
International Scientific Vocabulary, from quinine
First Known Use: 1836
Medical Definition of quinidine
: a crystalline dextrorotatory stereoisomer of quinine found in some species of cinchona and used chiefly in the form of its hydrated sulfate (C20H24N2O2)2·H2SO4·2H2O to treat irregularities of cardiac rhythm and sometimes in place of quinine as an antimalarial
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