depolarizing block

[dē-pōlə-rī′zĭng]

n.

Paralysis of skeletal muscle associated with loss of polarity of the motor end plate, as occurs following administration of succinylcholine.

Nearby words

  1. deplume,
  2. depo-provera,
  3. depolarization,
  4. depolarize,
  5. depolarizer,
  6. depoliticize,
  7. depollute,
  8. depolymerase,
  9. depolymerize,
  10. depone


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