guanidine

noun gua·ni·dine \ ˈgwä-nə-ˌdēn \

Definition of guanidine

: a base CH5N3 derived from guanine that in the form of its hydrochloride acts as a parasympathetic stimulant and is used especially to denature proteins

Origin and Etymology of guanidine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from guanine


Medical Dictionary

guanidine

noun gua·ni·dine \ ˈgwän-ə-ˌdēn \

medical Definition of guanidine

: a base CH5N3 that is derived from guanine, is found especially in young tissues, and is used in organic synthesis and that in the form of its hydrochloride CH5N3·HCl is used as a drug to enhance acetylcholine activity

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