hydralazine

noun
hy·​dral·​azine | \ hī-ˈdra-lə-ˌzēn How to pronounce hydralazine (audio) \

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 How to pronounce hydralazine (audio) \

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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