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bethanechol

[ be-than-i-kawl, -kol ]
/ bɛˈθæn ɪˌkɔl, -ˌkɒl /
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noun Pharmacology.
a substance, C7H17ClN2O2, used to treat urinary retention, especially postoperatively.
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Origin of bethanechol

Perhaps beth- (blend of beta and methyl) + -ane + chol(ine); the substance is a urethan of beta-methylcholine chloride
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