aminoglutethimide

[ uh-mee-noh-gloo-teth-uh-mahyd, am-uh-noh- ]
/ əˌmi noʊ gluˈtɛθ əˌmaɪd, ˌæm ə noʊ- /

noun Pharmacology.

a hormone antagonist, C13H16N2O2, used in the treatment of Cushing's syndrome and breast cancer.

Nearby words

  1. aminobenzene,
  2. aminobenzoic acid,
  3. aminocarb,
  4. aminocitric acid,
  5. aminocyclohexane,
  6. aminoglycoside,
  7. aminolysis,
  8. aminopeptidase,
  9. aminophenazone,
  10. aminophenol

Origin of aminoglutethimide

apparently from selected and rearranged syllables of aminophenyl and ethylglutarimide, components of its full chemical name

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