bethanechol


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be·than·e·chol

 (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.

[Perhaps beth- (blend of beta methyl) + -ane + chol(ine).]
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