pyridostigmine

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noun pyr·i·do·stig·mine \ˌpir-ə-dō-ˈstig-ˌmēn\
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pyridostigmine bromide

Definition of pyridostigmine

  1. :  a drug that is an anticholinesterase administered in the form of its bromide C9H13BrN2O2 especially in the treatment of myasthenia gravis and as a prophylactic against the effects of nerve gas exposure

Origin and Etymology of pyridostigmine

International Scientific Vocabulary pyridine + neostigmine


First Known Use: 1961


Medical Dictionary

pyridostigmine

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noun pyr·i·do·stig·mine \ˌpir-əd-ō-ˈstig-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of pyridostigmine

  1. :  a drug that is an anticholinesterase administered in the form of its bromide C9H13BrN2O2 especially in the treatment of myasthenia gravis—see mestinon


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