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  1. an alkaloid extracted from curare, used as a muscle relaxant in surgery. Formula: C 19 H 26 ON 2
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Historical Examples of curarine

  • Doctor, are you acquainted with the poison known as curari or curarine?

    The Lost Despatch

    Natalie Sumner Lincoln

  • Curarine did not seem to have any effect on the poisonous action.

  • Curarine was first separated by Preyer in a crystalline form in 1865.

  • Curarine chromate is distinguished from strychnine chromate by its amorphous character, and by its comparatively easy solubility.

  • The alcohol is evaporated to dryness, and any curarine extracted from this residue with water.