Meaning of acetohexamide in English:

acetohexamide

Pronunciation /ˌasɪtəʊˈhɛksəmʌɪd/

noun

Pharmacology
  • An oral hypoglycaemic drug of the sulphonylurea class.

    Chemical name: 1-[(p-acetylphenyl)-sulfonyl]-3-cyclohexylurea, C₁₅H₂₀N₂O₄S.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. From aceto- + hexa- + amide.