pyridostigmine

noun
pyr·​i·​do·​stig·​mine | \ˌpir-ə-dō-ˈstig-ˌmēn \
variants: or pyridostigmine bromide

Definition of pyridostigmine 

: 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

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

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

Medical Definition of pyridostigmine 

: 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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