guanethidine

guanethidine

[gwon-eth-i-deen]
noun Pharmacology.
a potent adrenergic neuron blocking agent, C 10 H 22 N 4 , used in the treatment of hypertension.

Origin:
1955–60; by insertion of eth(yl) into guanidine

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guanethidine gua·neth·i·dine (gwä-něth'ĭ-dēn')
n.
A drug used as its sulfate salt in the treatment of hypertension.

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