Definition of Sodium cyanide
1. Noun. A white poisonous salt (NaCN) used in electroplating.
Medical Definition of Sodium cyanide
Sodium cyanide (na(cn)). A highly poisonous compound that is an inhibitor of many metabolic processes and is used as a test reagent for the function of chemoreceptors. It is also used in many industrial processes.
Pharmacological action: enzyme inhibitors, indicators and reagents, poisons.
Chemical name: Sodium cyanide (Na(CN))
(12 Dec 1998)
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