piperazine

piperazine

[pi-per-uh-zeen, -zin, pahy-, pip-er-uh-]
noun Chemistry.
1.
Also called piperazidine [pip-uh-raz-i-deen, -din, pahy-puh-] . a colorless, crystalline, deliquescent ring compound, C 4 H 1 0 N 2 , prepared by the reaction of ethylene bromide or ethylene chloride with ammonia: used chiefly in veterinary medicine as an anthelmintic, and as an insecticide.
2.
any derivative of this compound.

Origin:
1885–90; < Latin piper pepper + -azine

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piperazine (pɪˈpɛrəˌziːn, -zɪn)
 
n
a white crystalline deliquescent heterocyclic nitrogen compound used as an insecticide, corrosion inhibitor, and veterinary anthelmintic. Formula: C4H10N2

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piperazine pi·per·a·zine (pī-pěr'ə-zēn', pĭ-)
n.
A colorless crystalline compound used as a hardener for epoxy resins, an antihistamine, and an anthelmintic.

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piperazine   (pī-pěr'ə-zēn', pĭ-)  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless crystalline compound used as a hardener for epoxy resins, as an antihistamine, and as an agent for expelling or destroying parasitic intestinal worms. Piperazine belongs to the class of chemicals called pyrazines. Chemical formula: C4H10N2.
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piperazine

anthelmintic drug used in the treatment of intestinal roundworm infection in humans and domestic animals (including poultry) and against pinworm infection in humans. It is administered orally, in repeated doses, usually as the citrate salt. Its action causes worms to be paralyzed and then eliminated in the stool

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