phentolamine

phentolamine

[fen-tol-uh-meen, -min]
noun Pharmacology.
an alpha blocker, C 1 7 H 1 9 N 3 O, used to reduce hypertensive states caused by a catecholamine excess, as in the treatment of pheochromocytoma.

Origin:
1950–55; phen- + tol(uidine) + -amine; see tolu

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