decamethonium

noun
deca·​me·​tho·​ni·​um | \ ˌde-kə-mə-ˈthō-nē-əm How to pronounce decamethonium (audio) \

Definition of decamethonium

: a synthetic ion used in the form of either its bromide or iodide salts (C16H38Br2N2 or C16H38I2N2) as a skeletal muscle relaxant also : either of these salts

First Known Use of decamethonium

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for decamethonium

deca- + methylene + -onium

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The first known use of decamethonium was circa 1949

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“Decamethonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decamethonium. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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decamethonium

noun
deca·​me·​tho·​ni·​um | \ ˌdek-ə-mə-ˈthō-nē-əm How to pronounce decamethonium (audio) \

Medical Definition of decamethonium

: a synthetic ion used especially in the form of its bromide C16H38Br2N2 or iodide C16H38I2N2 as a skeletal muscle relaxant

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