bethanechol


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bethanechol

 [bĕ-tha´nĕ-kol]
a cholinergic agonist and prokinetic agent used in the form of the chloride salt as a smooth muscle relaxant in treatment of urinary retention. Hypotension and dyspnea may occur as side effects; if they do, the patient is placed in Fowler's position and atropine is usually administered.

bethanechol

/be·thane·chol/ (bĕ-than´ĕ-kol) a cholinergic agonist, used as the chloride salt to stimulate smooth muscle contraction of the urinary bladder in cases of postoperative, postpartum, or neurogenic atony and retention.

bethanechol

(bĕ-thăn′ĭ-kôl′, -kŏl′)
n.
A cholinergic drug, C7H16N2O2, that is used in the form of its chloride to treat urinary retention by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.

bethanechol

A CHOLINERGIC drug which acts mainly on the bowel and bladder, stimulating these organs to empty. It is used to treat reflux oesophagitis and urinary retention. A brand name is Myotonine.

bethanechol

a choline ester with parasympathomimetic effects similar to acetylcholine; primarily a muscarinic agonist with little effect on nicotinic receptors. The chloride salt is used for urinary retention.
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