Definition of megimide in English:

megimide

noun

Pharmacology
  • A cyclic organic compound that acts as a respiratory and central nervous system stimulant, sometimes used to counteract the effects of barbiturates; 3-ethyl-3-methylglutarimide, C₈H₁₃NO₂. [International Nonproprietary Name (1996) and British Approved Name (1997): bemegride.]

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From me- + g- + imide.

Pronunciation

megimide

/ˈmɛɡɪmʌɪd/