Medical Dictionary


noun cu·ra·re

Medical Definition of CURARE

:  a dried aqueous extract especially of a vine (as Strychnos toxifera of the family Loganiaceae or Chondodendron tomentosum of the family Menispermaceae) that produces muscle relaxation and is used in arrow poisons by South American Indians—compare tubocurarine

Variants of CURARE

cu·ra·re also cu·ra·ri \k(y)-ˈrär-ē\


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