amiodarone

[am-ee-oh-dar-ohn]
noun Pharmacology.
a substance, C 25 H 29 I 2 NO 3 , used in the treatment of heart arrhythmias.

Origin:
laboratory coinage of unexplained orig.

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amiodarone

noun
an antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective 
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Ultimately, they agreed to try a calculated overdose of a heart drug, amiodarone.
These include adenosine, antiarrhythmics, and amiodarone.
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