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pralidoxime

noun pral·i·dox·ime \ ˌpral-i-ˈdäk-ˌsēm \

medical Definition of pralidoxime

: a substance C7H9ClN2O that restores the reactivity of cholinesterase and is used to counteract phosphorylation (as by an organophosphate pesticide) called also 2-PAM; see protopam

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