One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A derivative of piperidine which is a vasodilator given (as the maleate) to relieve angina pectoris; 2-(2,2-dicyclohexylethyl)piperidine, C₁₉H₃₅N.
1960s; earliest use found in Current Therapeutic Research. Apparently from -per- + hexyl + -ine, with substitution of -i- for -y- in hexyl.
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