neostigmine

noun
neo·​stig·​mine | \ ˌnē-ə-ˈstig-ˌmēn How to pronounce neostigmine (audio) \

Definition of neostigmine

: an anticholinesterase drug used in the form of its bromide C12H19BrN2O2 or a methyl sulfate derivative C13H22N2O6S especially in the diagnosis and treatment of myasthenia gravis and in the treatment of urinary bladder or bowel atony

First Known Use of neostigmine

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neostigmine

neo- + (physo)stigmine

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“Neostigmine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neostigmine. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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neostigmine

noun
neo·​stig·​mine | \ ˌnē-ə-ˈstig-ˌmēn How to pronounce neostigmine (audio) \

Medical Definition of neostigmine

: an anticholinesterase drug that is used in the form of its bromide C12H19BrN2O2 or a methyl sulfate derivative C13H22N2O6S especially in the diagnosis and treatment of myasthenia gravis and in the treatment of urinary bladder or bowel atony — see prostigmin

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