methenamine

noun
me·​the·​na·​mine | \mə-ˈthē-nə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Definition of methenamine 

: hexamethylenetetramine especially when used in the form of an organic salt to treat urinary tract infections

First Known Use of methenamine

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for methenamine

methene (methylene) + amine

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methenamine

noun
me·​the·​na·​mine | \mə-ˈthē-nə-ˌmēn, -mən \

Medical Definition of methenamine 

: a crystalline compound used in the form of its mandelate C6H12N4·C8H8O3 or hippurate C6H12N4·C9H9NO3 as a urinary antiseptic especially to treat bacteriuria associated with cystitis and pyelitis

called also hexamethylenetetramine, hexamine

— see mandelamine

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