[ nee-oh-stig-meen, -min ]
/ ˌni oʊˈstɪg min, -mɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a synthetic anticholinesterase, C12H19N2O2, used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, glaucoma, and postoperative urinary bladder distention.

Origin of neostigmine

1940–45; neo- + -stigmine (after prostigmin; see -ine2) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medical definitions for neostigmine

[ nē′ō-stĭgmēn, -mĭn ]


A drug that inhibits acetylcholinesterase, used in its bromide form orally and its methylsulfate form parenterally to treat myasthenia gravis.
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