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

Origin and Etymology of methenamine

methene (methylene) + amine


Medical Dictionary

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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