phenoxybenzamine

phenoxybenzamine

[fi-nok-see-ben-zuh-meen]
noun Pharmacology.
an alpha blocker, C 1 8 H 2 2 ClNO, used to dilate vascular peripheral blood vessels in the treatment of Raynaud's disease and in pheochromocytoma.

Origin:
phen- + oxy-2 + benzamine

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phenoxybenzamine phe·nox·y·ben·za·mine (fē-nŏk'sē-běn'zə-mēn')
n.
A long-acting alpha-blocker used in the form of its hydrochloride as a vasodilator in the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases.

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