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.

Nearby words

  1. neuromechanism,
  2. neuromere,
  3. neuromodulator,
  4. neuromotor,
  5. neuromuscular,
  6. neuromuscular spindle,
  7. neuromuscular system,
  8. neuromyasthenia,
  9. neuromyelitis,
  10. neuromyelitis optica

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