bretylium

[bruh-til-ee-uh m]

noun Pharmacology.

a substance, C18H24BrNO3S, used to treat acute ventricular arrhythmias and suppress ventricular fibrillation.

Nearby words

  1. breton lace,
  2. breton, andré,
  3. bretonneau,
  4. brett,
  5. bretton woods conference,
  6. breuer,
  7. breuer chair,
  8. breuer, josef,
  9. breuer, marcel lajos,
  10. breughel

Origin of bretylium

presumably br(omobenzyl) + (dim)et(h)yl(ammon)ium, two of its chemical components

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