trimethaphan


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trimethaphan

 [tri-meth´ah-fan]
a short-acting ganglionic blocking agent, used as trimethaphan camsylate as an antihypertensive to produce controlled hypotension during surgery and for the emergency treatment of hypertensive crises and pulmonary edema due to hypertension; administered intravenously.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Trimethaphan is still recommended as an anti-hypertensive though it is no longer available.