Definition of nikethamide in English:

nikethamide

noun

Pharmacology
  • A derivative of nicotinic acid used as a respiratory stimulant and analeptic; nicotinic acid diethylamide, (C₅H₄N)CON(CH₂CH₃)₂. [A trademark for this drug is Coramine.]

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Medical Association. From nik- + eth- + amide.

Pronunciation

nikethamide

/nɪˈkɛθəmʌɪd/