(Science: chemical) Alpha-(2-(bis(l-methylethyl)amino)ethyl)-alpha-phenyl-2-pyridine acetamide. A class i anti-arrhythmic agent (one that interferes directly with the depolarisation of the cardiac membrane and thus serves as a membrane-stabilizing agent) with a depressant action on the heart similar to that of guanidine. It also possesses some anticholinergic and local anaesthetic properties.
Pharmacological action: anti-arrhythmia agents.
chemical name: 2-Pyridineacetamide, alpha-(2-(bis(1-methylethyl)amino)ethyl)-alpha-phenyl-