Meaning of piperazine

pi•per•a•zine

Pronunciation: (pi-per'u-zēn", -zin, pī-, pip'ur-u-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. Also calleda colorless, crystalline, deliquescent ring compound, CHN, prepared by the reaction of ethylene bromide or ethylene chloride with ammonia: used chiefly in veterinary medicine as an anthelmintic, and as an insecticide.
  2. any derivative of this compound.
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