Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A deliquescent caustic crystalline compound, CH2N2, prepared by treating calcium cyanamide with sulfuric acid.
  • noun Calcium cyanamide.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A white crystalline body (CN.NH2) prepared by the action of ammonia on cyanogen chlorid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry A chemical compound, NH2CN; a white crystalline solid, soluble in water, having many commercial applications including fertilizer
  • noun organic chemistry Any derivative of this compound in which one or more hydrogen atoms are replaced by an alkyl or aryl group

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a weak soluble dibasic acid (the parent acid of cyanamide salts)
  • noun a compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of nitrogen compounds

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Examples

  • Hydrogen cyanamide is a toxin that can induce nausea, vomiting and parasympathetic hyperactivity.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Hydrogen cyanamide is a toxin that can induce nausea, vomiting and parasympathetic hyperactivity.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Hydrogen cyanamide is a toxin that can induce nausea, vomiting and parasympathetic hyperactivity.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • They found that when nondrinking rats received low doses of cyanamide by injection, there was a significant increase in their later alcohol preference.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • … This enhanced alcohol drinking which persisted could have profound implications for the abstinent alcoholic patient undergoing cyanamide or Antabuse therapy, because the treatment with either of these … inhibitors reportedly may result in a subsequent craving for alcohol.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • … This enhanced alcohol drinking which persisted could have profound implications for the abstinent alcoholic patient undergoing cyanamide or Antabuse therapy, because the treatment with either of these … inhibitors reportedly may result in a subsequent craving for alcohol.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • They found that when nondrinking rats received low doses of cyanamide by injection, there was a significant increase in their later alcohol preference.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • The explanation of the low compliance rate for Antabuse may have been found by R. D. Myers and E. C. Critcher in an experiment using cyanamide, a substance similar to Antabuse that inhibits the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • The explanation of the low compliance rate for Antabuse may have been found by R. D. Myers and E. C. Critcher in an experiment using cyanamide, a substance similar to Antabuse that inhibits the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • These findings suggest that an increase in the level of one or more biogenic aldehydes TIQs induced endogenously by repeated injections of cyanamide, both in the brain and in the periphery, can induce a prolonged enhancement of alcohol drinking.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

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