hydralazine

noun
hy·​dral·​azine | \hī-ˈdra-lə-ˌzēn \

Definition of hydralazine 

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

First Known Use of hydralazine

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydralazine

hydr- + phthalic (acid) + azine

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hydralazine

noun
hy·​dral·​azine | \hī-ˈdral-ə-ˌzēn \

Medical Definition of hydralazine 

: 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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