ziconotide

noun

zi·​con·​o·​tide zī-ˈkän-ō-ˌtīd How to pronounce ziconotide (audio)
: a calcium channel blocker C102H172N36O32S7 with analgesic and neuroprotective effects that has been used to relieve chronic intractable pain and is a synthetic analog of a constituent of the venom of a tropical marine snail of the genus Conus (C. magus)

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“Ziconotide.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ziconotide. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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