pyridostigmine

noun
pyr·​i·​do·​stig·​mine | \ ˌpir-ə-dō-ˈstig-ˌmēn How to pronounce pyridostigmine (audio) \
variants: or pyridostigmine bromide

Definition of pyridostigmine

: a drug that inhibits the action of cholinesterase, is taken orally in the form of its bromide C9H13BrN2O2 especially in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, and has been administered to military personnel as a prophylactic against the effects of nerve gas

First Known Use of pyridostigmine

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyridostigmine

International Scientific Vocabulary pyridine + neostigmine

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“Pyridostigmine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyridostigmine. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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pyridostigmine

noun
pyr·​i·​do·​stig·​mine | \ ˌpir-əd-ō-ˈstig-ˌmēn How to pronounce pyridostigmine (audio) \
variants: also pyridostigmine bromide

Medical Definition of pyridostigmine

: a drug that inhibits the action of cholinesterase, is taken orally in the form of its bromide C9H13BrN2O2 especially in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, and has been administered to military personnel as a prophylactic against the effects of nerve gas — see mestinon

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