neostigmine

noun

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

Examples of neostigmine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the meantime, following a long tradition of venom researchers like Bill Haast (who tried to build up immunities to venom through self injection), Lewin tinkered with various neostigmine doses on himself. Erik Vance, Discover Magazine, 29 July 2013 Two common drugs — neostigmine and glycopyrrolate — could buy a victim some time. Erik Vance, Discover Magazine, 19 June 2014

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Word History

Etymology

neo- + (physo)stigmine

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neostigmine was in 1941

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“Neostigmine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neostigmine. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

neostigmine

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