decamethonium

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

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

Origin and Etymology of decamethonium

deca- + methylene + -onium


Medical Dictionary

decamethonium

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

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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