hydralazine

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noun hy·dral·azine \hī-ˈdra-lə-ˌzēn\

Definition of hydralazine

  1. :  a vasodilator C8H8N4 used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat hypertension

Origin and Etymology of hydralazine

hydr- + phthalic (acid) + azine


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hydralazine

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noun hy·dral·azine \hī-ˈdral-ə-ˌzēn\

Medical Definition of hydralazine

  1. :  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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