hexamethonium

hexamethonium

[hek-suh-muh-thoh-nee-uhm]
noun Pharmacology.
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:
1945–50; hexa- + meth(yl) + (amm)onium

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