succinylcholine

noun suc·ci·nyl·cho·line \ ˌsək-sə-nᵊl-ˈkō-ˌlēn , -ˌnil- \

Definition of succinylcholine

: a basic compound that is used intravenously chiefly in the form of a hydrated chloride C14H30Cl2N2O4·2H2O as a muscle relaxant in surgery

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First Known Use of succinylcholine

1950


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succinylcholine

noun suc·ci·nyl·cho·line \ ˌsək-sən-ᵊl-ˈkō-ˌlēn, -sə-ˌnil- \

medical Definition of succinylcholine

: a basic compound that acts similarly to curare and is used intravenously chiefly in the form of its chloride salt C14H30Cl2N2O4 as a short-acting relaxant of skeletal muscle in surgery called also suxamethonium; see anectine

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