One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A ganglion-blocking agent originally used in the treatment of severe hypertension; pentamethylene-1,5-bis-(1-methyl-pyrrolidinium) hydrogen tartrate, C₂₃H₄₂N₂O₁₂. More fully "pentolinium tartrate".
1950s; earliest use found in The Lancet. From pent- + -ol- and -in- + -ium.
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