piperazine

[ pi-per-uh-zeen, -zin, pahy-, pip-er-uh- ]
/ pɪˈpɛr əˌzin, -zɪn, paɪ-, ˈpɪp ər ə- /

noun Chemistry.

Also called pip·er·az·i·dine [pip-uh-raz-i-deen, -din, pahy-puh-] /ˌpɪp əˈræz ɪˌdin, -dɪn, ˌpaɪ pə-/. a colorless, crystalline, deliquescent ring compound, C4H10N2, prepared by the reaction of ethylene bromide or ethylene chloride with ammonia: used chiefly in veterinary medicine as an anthelmintic, and as an insecticide.
any derivative of this compound.

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Origin of piperazine

1885–90; < Latin piper pepper + -azine
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British Dictionary definitions for piperazine

piperazine
/ (pɪˈpɛrəˌziːn, -zɪn) /

noun

a white crystalline deliquescent heterocyclic nitrogen compound used as an insecticide, corrosion inhibitor, and veterinary anthelmintic. Formula: C 4 H 10 N 2
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Medical definitions for piperazine

piperazine
[ pī-pĕrə-zēn′, pĭ- ]

n.

A colorless crystalline compound used as a hardener for epoxy resins, an antihistamine, and an anthelmintic.
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Scientific definitions for piperazine

piperazine
[ pī-pĕrə-zēn′, pĭ- ]

A colorless crystalline compound used as a hardener for epoxy resins, as an antihistamine, and as an agent for expelling or destroying parasitic intestinal worms. Piperazine belongs to the class of chemicals called pyrazines. Chemical formula: C4H10N2.
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