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succinylcholine

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noun suc·ci·nyl·cho·line \ˌsək-sə-nəl-ˈkō-ˌlēn, -ˌnil-\

Definition of succinylcholine

  1. :  a basic compound that is used intravenously chiefly in the form of a hydrated chloride C14H30Cl2N2O4·2H2O as a muscle relaxant in surgery



1950

First Known Use of succinylcholine

1950


Medical Dictionary

succinylcholine

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noun suc·ci·nyl·cho·line \ˌsək-sən-əl-ˈkō-ˌlēn, -sə-ˌnil-\

Medical Definition of succinylcholine

  1. :  a basic compound that acts similarly to curare and is used intravenously chiefly in the form of its chloride salt C14H30Cl2N2O4 as a short-acting relaxant of skeletal muscle in surgery—called also suxamethonium; see anectine




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