tubocurarine

[ too-boh-kyoo-rahr-een, -in, tyoo- ]
/ ˌtu boʊ kyʊˈrɑr in, -ɪn, ˌtyu- /

noun Pharmacology.

the principal active alkaloid of curare, C38H44Cl2N2O, used as a muscle relaxant, especially as an adjunct to anesthesia.

Nearby words

  1. tubman, william vacanarat shadrach,
  2. tubo-,
  3. tubo-ovarian,
  4. tubo-ovarian pregnancy,
  5. tuboabdominal pregnancy,
  6. tubocurarine chloride,
  7. tuboid,
  8. tuboplasty,
  9. tubotorsion,
  10. tubotympanic

Origin of tubocurarine

1895–1900; < German Tubocurarin, equivalent to Tubocurar(e) (see tube, -o-, curare) + -in -in2

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