encainide

noun

en·​cai·​nide en-ˈkā-ˌnīd How to pronounce encainide (audio)
: an antiarrhythmic drug C22H28N2O2 withdrawn from use when it was shown to increase mortality in patients who had a recent heart attack prior to receiving the drug

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“Encainide.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/encainide. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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