[ hahy-dral-uh-zeen ]
/ haɪˈdræl əˌzin /

noun Pharmacology.

a white crystalline powder, C8H8N4, that dilates blood vessels and is used in the treatment of hypertension.

Origin of hydralazine

First recorded in 1950–55; hydr-2 + (phth)al(ic) + azine
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Medicine definitions for hydralazine


[ hī-drălə-zēn′ ]


A crystalline compound whose hydrochloride form is used in the treatment of hypertension.
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