mecamylamine

noun
mec·a·myl·amine | \ˌme-kə-ˈmi-lə-ˌmēn \

Definition of mecamylamine 

: 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

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George has has tested the antidepressant-assisting effects of mecamylamine, a drug that blocks nicotine receptors without partially activating them. Aaron Rowe, WIRED, "Is the Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix an Antidepressant or a Source of Suicidal Thoughts?," 21 Nov. 2007

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First Known Use of mecamylamine

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mecamylamine

from Mecamylamine, a trademark

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mecamylamine

noun
mec·a·myl·a·mine | \ˌmek-ə-ˈmil-ə-ˌmēn \

Medical Definition of mecamylamine 

: 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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