quinidine

noun
quin·i·dine | \ˈkwi-nə-ˌdēn \

Definition of quinidine 

: an alkaloid C20H24N2O2 that is stereoisomeric with quinine and is used in the form of its sulfate or gluconate to treat cardiac rhythm irregularities

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Some of the drugs were discovered a century ago or earlier, including benzocaine (a local anesthetic sometimes put in cough drops) and quinidine (a treatment for heart rhythm disorders). Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "This Cambridge nonprofit is seeking every drug ever developed," 12 May 2018 In the early 2000s, Smith combined dextromethorphan — the main ingredient in cough syrups such as Robitussin — with quinidine, a drug used to treat irregular heart rhythms. Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, "Overwrought Marketing? Ads, Not Research, Create Some Pharma Best-Sellers," 16 May 2017

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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quinidine

noun
quin·i·dine | \ˈkwin-ə-ˌdēn, -dən \

Medical Definition of quinidine 

: a crystalline dextrorotatory stereoisomer of quinine found in some species of cinchona and used chiefly in the form of its hydrated sulfate (C20H24N2O2)2·H2SO4·2H2O to treat irregularities of cardiac rhythm and sometimes in place of quinine as an antimalarial

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