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succinylcholine

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

Definition of SUCCINYLCHOLINE

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

First Known Use of SUCCINYLCHOLINE

1950

succinylcholine

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

Medical Definition of SUCCINYLCHOLINE

:  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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