Medical Definition of Meglumine
1-deoxy-1-(methylamino)-d-glucitol. A derivative of sorbitol in which the hydroxyl group in position 1 is replaced by a methylamino group. Often used in conjunction with iodinated organic compounds as contrast medium.
Chemical name: D-Glucitol, 1-deoxy-1-(methylamino)-
(12 Dec 1998)
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