methacholine

noun
metha·​cho·​line | \ ˌmeth-ə-ˈkō-ˌlēn How to pronounce methacholine (audio) \

Medical Definition of methacholine

: a parasympathomimetic drug administered in the form of its crystalline chloride C8H18ClNO2 especially to diagnose hypersensitivity of the bronchial air passages (as in asthma) — see mecholyl, provocholine

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“Methacholine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/methacholine. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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