neostigmine

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noun neo·stig·mine \ˌnē-ə-ˈstig-ˌmēn\

Definition of neostigmine

  1. :  a cholinergic 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

Origin and Etymology of neostigmine

ne- + -stigmine (as in physostigmine)


First Known Use: 1941


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neostigmine

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noun neo·stig·mine \ˌnē-ə-ˈstig-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of neostigmine

  1. :  an anticholinergic 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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