hexamethonium

[ hek-suh-muh-thoh-nee-uhm ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. a compound, C10H24N2, used in the treatment of severe hypertension to lower blood pressure and increase blood flow by blocking transmission of nerve impulses that constrict blood vessels.

Origin of hexamethonium

1
First recorded in 1945–50; hexa- + meth(yl) + (amm)onium

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