decamethonium

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noun deca·me·tho·ni·um \ˌde-kə-mə-ˈthō-nē-əm\

Definition of decamethonium

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of decamethonium

deca- + methylene + -onium


First Known Use: circa 1949


Medical Dictionary

decamethonium

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noun deca·me·tho·ni·um \ˌdek-ə-mə-ˈthō-nē-əm\

Medical Definition of decamethonium

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


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