Definitions for quinidineˈkwɪn ɪˌdin, -dɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quin•i•dineˈkwɪn ɪˌdin, -dɪn(n.)

  1. a colorless, crystalline alkaloid, isomeric with quinine, obtained from cinchona bark and used for treating malaria and arrhythmia.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of quinidine:

1830–40; quin (ine ) + -idine

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quinidine, Quinidex, Quinora(noun)

    cardiac drug (trade names Quinidex and Quinora) used to treat certain heart arrhythmias

Wiktionary

  1. quinidine(Noun)

    An isomer of quinine that is used as an antiarrhythmic agent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quinidine(noun)

    an alkaloid isomeric with, and resembling, quinine, found in certain species of cinchona, from which it is extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance; conchinine. It is used somewhat as a febrifuge

Freebase

  1. Quinidine

    Quinidine is a pharmaceutical agent that acts as a class I antiarrhythmic agent in the heart. It is a stereoisomer of quinine, originally derived from the bark of the cinchona tree. The drug causes increased action potential duration, as well as a prolonged QT interval.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Quinidine

    An optical isomer of quinine, extracted from the bark of the Cinchona tree and similar plant species. This alkaloid dampens the excitability of cardiac and skeletal muscles by blocking sodium and potassium currents across cellular membranes. It prolongs cellular action potential, and decreases automaticity. Quinidine also blocks muscarinic and alpha-adrenergic neurotransmission.

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