hexamethonium

noun hexa·me·tho·ni·um \ ˌhek-sə-mə-ˈthō-nē-əm \

Definition of hexamethonium

:either of two compounds C12H30Br2N2 or C12H30Cl2N2 used as ganglionic blocking agents in the treatment of hypertension

Origin and Etymology of hexamethonium

hexa- + meth- + -onium


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hexamethonium

noun hexa·me·tho·ni·um \ ˌhek-sə-mə-ˈthō-nē-əm \

medical Definition of hexamethonium

:either of two compounds C12H30Br2N2 or C12H30Cl2N2 used as ganglionic blocking agents in the treatment of hypertension

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