Meaning of methonium in English:

methonium

Pronunciation /mɛˈθəʊnɪəm/

noun

Pharmacology
  • Any of a class of compounds consisting of a methylene chain with a trimethylammonium group, (CH₃)₃ N+, at each end, some of which are used as ganglionic blocking agents; a salt of such a compound. Chiefly attributive, especially in "methonium compound".

    In the names of individual methonium compounds the number of methylene groups in the chain is indicated with a numerical prefix.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Lancet. From -methonium.