Definition of metiamide in English:

metiamide

Pronunciation /mɪˈtʌɪəmʌɪd/

noun

Pharmacology
  • An imidazole derivative that is a selective histamine H ₂ -receptor antagonist, developed as an orally-active inhibitor of gastric acid secretion but found to produce bone marrow suppression; 1-methyl-3-(2-[5-methylimidazol-4-ylmethylthio]ethyl)thiourea, C ₉ H ₁₆ N ₄ S.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Gut. From met- + -i- and -amide (in earlier burimamide).