bretylium

bretylium

[bruh-til-ee-uhm]
noun Pharmacology.
a substance, C 18 H 24 BrNO 3 S, used to treat acute ventricular arrhythmias and suppress ventricular fibrillation.

Origin:
presumably br(omobenzyl) + (dim)et(h)yl(ammon)ium, two of its chemical components

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