tromethamine(redirected from tris(hydroxymethyl)methylamine)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
A weakly basic compound used as an alkalizing agent and as a buffer in enzymic reactions.
tromethamine/tro·meth·amine/ (tro-meth´ah-mēn) a proton acceptor used as an alkalizer in the treatment of metabolic acidosis; also used to make buffer solutions.
A drug used intravenously to correct acidosis.