mecamylamine

noun

mec·​a·​myl·​amine ˌme-kə-ˈmi-lə-ˌmēn How to pronounce mecamylamine (audio)
: a drug that is used orally in the form of its hydrochloride C11H21N·HCl as a ganglionic blocking agent to effect a rapid lowering of severely elevated blood pressure

Word History

Etymology

from Mecamylamine, a trademark

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mecamylamine was in 1955

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Cite this Entry

“Mecamylamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mecamylamine. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

mecamylamine

noun
mec·​a·​myl·​a·​mine ˌmek-ə-ˈmil-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce mecamylamine (audio)
: a drug administered orally in the form of its hydrochloride C11H21N·HCl as a ganglionic blocking agent to effect a rapid lowering of severely elevated blood pressure
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