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hexamethonium

[hek-suh-muh-thoh-nee-uh m] /ˌhɛk sə məˈθoʊ ni əm/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a compound, C 10 H 24 N 2 , used in the treatment of severe hypertension to lower blood pressure and increase blood flow by blocking transmission of nerve impulses that constrict blood vessels.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; hexa- + meth(yl) + (amm)onium
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