methenamine

methenamine
A condensation product obtained by the action of ammonia upon formaldehyde; in an acid urine, it decomposes to yield formaldehyde, a urinary antiseptic. SYN: hexamine.

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me·the·na·mine mə-'thē-nə-.mēn, -mən n a crystalline compound used in the form of its mandelate C6H12N4·C8H8O3 or hippurate C6H12N4·C9H9NO3 as a urinary antiseptic esp. to treat bacteriuria associated with cystitis and pyelitis called also hexamethylenetetramine, hexamine see MANDELAMINE

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n.
an antiseptic with a wide range of antibacterial activity, used to treat infections and inflammation of the urinary tract, such as cystitis. High doses may cause irritation of the stomach or bladder. Trade name: Hiprex.

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meth·en·amine (meth-enґə-mēn) [USP] a compound that hydrolyzes formaldehyde in acidic urine to provide mild antiseptic activity, used as a urinary antibacterial; administered orally.

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