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Methenamine MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Methenamine
Tree Number(s)
D02.092.782.500
D02.455.426.100.050.392
Unique ID
D008709
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008709
Scope Note
An anti-infective agent most commonly used in the treatment of urinary tract infections. Its anti-infective action derives from the slow release of formaldehyde by hydrolysis at acidic pH. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p173)
Entry Term(s)
Aminoform
Hexamethylenetetramine
Hexamine
Hexamine Silver
Methenamine Silver
Silver Methenamine
Urotropin
Pharm Action
Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary
Registry Number
J50OIX95QV
Related Numbers
100-97-0
CAS Type 1 Name
1,3,5,7-Tetraazatricyclo(3.3.1.13,7)decane
NLM Classification #
QV 243
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Methenamine Preferred
Hexamine Silver Narrower
Urotropin Narrower
Aminoform Narrower
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