neuromuscular blocking agent
Any of various compounds, such as curare, that compete with neurotransmitters for nerve cell receptor sites, thus preventing the contraction of skeletal muscles.
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- neuromuscular spindle,
- neuromuscular system,
- neuromyelitis optica
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