tubocurarine chloride

[ tōō′bō-kyu-rärēn′, -rĭn ]

n.

An alkaloid that competes with acetylcholine for myoneural receptors, blocks ganglionic transmission, and releases histamine; it is used to relax skeletal muscles during surgical operations.

Nearby words

  1. tubo-,
  2. tubo-ovarian,
  3. tubo-ovarian pregnancy,
  4. tuboabdominal pregnancy,
  5. tubocurarine,
  6. tuboid,
  7. tuboplasty,
  8. tubotorsion,
  9. tubotympanic,
  10. tubouterine


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