Definition of mecamylamine in English:

mecamylamine

noun

Pharmacology
  • A norbornane derivative which is a ganglionic nicotinic blocking agent, sometimes used in treating extreme hypertension; N,2,3,3-tetramethylbicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ylamine, C ₁₁ H ₂₁ N.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Science News. From me- + cam- + -yl + amine.

Pronunciation

mecamylamine

/ˌmɛkəˈmʌɪləmiːn/