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tubocurarine chloride

[ tōō′bō-kyu-rärēn′, -rĭn ]
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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.

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