hexamethonium

noun
hexa·​me·​tho·​ni·​um | \ ˌhek-sə-mə-ˈthō-nē-əm How to pronounce hexamethonium (audio) \

Definition of hexamethonium

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

First Known Use of hexamethonium

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hexamethonium

hexa- + meth- + -onium

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“Hexamethonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexamethonium. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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hexamethonium

noun
hexa·​me·​tho·​ni·​um | \ ˌhek-sə-mə-ˈthō-nē-əm How to pronounce hexamethonium (audio) \

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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