amrinone

amrinone

[am-ruh-nohn]
noun Pharmacology.
a potent substance, C 10 H 9 N 3 O, used in the treatment of congestive heart failure.

Origin:
perhaps am(ino-) + (py)ri(di)none components of its chemical name; see pyridine, -one

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amrinone

noun
a drug (trade name Inocor) used intravenously in heart failure; increases strength of contraction of myocardium 
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