Definition of orphenadrine in English:

orphenadrine

noun

Pharmacology
  • A synthetic derivative of diphenhydramine that has antimuscarinic activity and is used as a muscle relaxant, especially in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and drug-induced parkinsonism; o-methyldiphenhydramine, (CH₃C₆H₄)(C₆H₅)CH·O·CH₂CH₂N(CH₃)₂.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Medical Association. Origin uncertain; perhaps from or- + -phenadrine.

Pronunciation

orphenadrine

/ɔːˈfɛnədriːn/