Definition of Encainide

1. Noun. Antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Enkaid) used to treat life-threatening arrhythmias but increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients.

Exact synonyms: Enkaid
Generic synonyms: Antiarrhythmic, Antiarrhythmic Drug, Antiarrhythmic Medication
Language type: Trade Name



Medical Definition of Encainide

1. (+-)-4-methoxy-n-(2-(2-(1-methyl-2-piperidinyl)ethyl)phenyl)- benzamide. An effective and generally well-tolerated anti-arrhythmia agent for suppressing all forms of ventricular arrhythmia. Paradoxically, however, in myocardial infarct patients with either symptomatic or asymptomatic arrhythmia, encainide exacerbates the arrhythmia and is not recommended for use in these patients. The drug is a potent blocker of sodium channels and produces marked slowing of conduction within the his-purkinje system and myocardium. Pharmacological action: anti-arrhythmia agents. Chemical name: Benzamide, 4-methoxy-N-(2-(2-(1-methyl-2-piperidinyl)ethyl)phenyl)-, (+-)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encainide

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encainide (current term)
encainide hydrochloride
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Literary usage of Encainide

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1. Building a Better Delivery System: A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership by Proctor P. Reid, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2005)
"Preliminary report: effect of encainide and flecainide on mortality in a randomized trial of arrhythmia suppression after myocardial infarction. ..."

2. The Impact of Chaos on Science and Society by Celso Grebogi, James A. Yorke (1997)
"“Preliminary Report: Effect of encainide and Flecainide on Mortality in a ... “Mortality and Morbidity in Patients Receiving encainide, Flecainide, ..."

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