methenamine


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me·the·na·mine

 (mə-thē′nə-mēn′, -mĭn)
n.
An organic compound, C6H12N4, used as a urinary tract antiseptic, in the manufacture of explosives, and in rubber vulcanizing. Also called hexamethylenetetramine.

methenamine

(mɛˈθiːnəˌmiːn; -ˌmaɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for hexamethylenetetramine
[C20: meth- + -ene + amine]
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Noun1.methenamine - antibacterial agent (trade names Mandelamine and Urex) that is contained in many products that are used to treat urinary infectionsmethenamine - antibacterial agent (trade names Mandelamine and Urex) that is contained in many products that are used to treat urinary infections
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
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Methenamine is available as methenamine mandelate (molecular weight abut 292) and methenamine hippurate (molecular weight about 319).
Methenamine hippurate/madelate, a drug developed 60 years ago, offers an option to reduce the use of antibiotics in patients with recurrent urinary tract infections.
Methenamine hippurate has been studied for use in both bacteriuria and symptomatic CA-UTIs and has shown some benefit in preventing symptomatic CA-UTIs in patients without any renal tract abnormalities (relative risk [RR] 0.
The organs were fixed in 10% buffered formalin solution, processed according to routine histological techniques, and stained with hematoxylin and eosin, Grocott's Methenamine Silver (GMS), and Periodic Acid Setoff (PAS).
Other special stains done routinely include Gomori methenamine silver (GMS), Periodic acid-Schiff (PAS), Gridley's method, Mucicarmine and Masson-Fontana (for pigmented fungi).
Methenamine and its salts as urinary tract antiseptics: variables affecting the antibacterial activity of formaldehyde, mandelic acid, and hippuric acid in vitro.
Several non-pharmacologic strategies have been suggested for preventing recurrent UTI--eg, use of cranberry products, lactobacillus, vaginal estrogen in postmenopausal women, methenamine salts, and D-mannose.
Gomori methenamine silver (GMS) and periodic acid schiff stain (PAS) stains were performed and highlighted thin filamentous organisms.
Slides were stained with Haematoxylin and Eosin, Papanicolaou, Periodic Acid Schiff's and Gomori's methenamine silver stains.
The sections stained with routine hematoxylin and eosin [H&E] and special stains such as periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) and Gomori methenamine silver (GMS) were retrieved and reviewed.
The cyst walls are thick and birefringent, stained with hematoxylin and eosin (deeply magenta), Grocott Gomori methenamine silver stain (GMS), digested periodic acidSchiff, and Mayer mucicarmine.