A cyclic organic compound that acts as a respiratory and central nervous system stimulant, sometimes used to counteract the effects of barbiturates; 3-ethyl-3-methylglutarimide, C ₈ H ₁₃ NO ₂. [International Nonproprietary Name (1996) and British Approved Name (1997): bemegride.].
1950s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From me- + g- + imide.