hydralazine

noun

hy·​dral·​azine hī-ˈdra-lə-ˌzēn How to pronounce hydralazine (audio)
: a vasodilator C8H8N4 used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat hypertension

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The primary recommended drugs – considered safe for pregnant and recently delivered moms – are both delivered by IV: labetalol and hydralazine. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, 27 July 2018

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Word History

Etymology

hydr- + phthalic (acid) + azine

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hydralazine was in 1952

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“Hydralazine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydralazine. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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Medical Definition

hydralazine

noun

hy·​dral·​azine hī-ˈdral-ə-ˌzēn How to pronounce hydralazine (audio)
: an antihypertensive drug that is used in the form of its hydrochloride C8H8N4·HCl and produces peripheral arteriolar dilation by relaxing vascular smooth muscle

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