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Medical Term:

tetraethylammonium chloride

Pronunciation: tet'ra-eth'il-a-mo'ne-um klor'id

Definition: A quaternary ammonium compound that partially blocks transmission of impulses through parasympathetic and sympathetic ganglia and is used in pharmacologic studies to block ganglionic transmission; its clinical usefulness is limited; formerly used as an antihypertensive drug.

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