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edrophonium

[ ed-ruh-foh-nee-uhm ]

noun

, Pharmacology.
  1. a substance, C 10 H 16 BrNO, used to reverse certain muscle-relaxing agents, such as tubocurarine, in surgical procedures: also used in the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of edrophonium1

Contraction of components of the chemical name

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