succinylcholine

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suc·cin·yl·cho·line

 (sŭk′sə-nĭl-kō′lēn)
n.
A crystalline compound, C14H30N2O4, formed by esterification of succinic acid with choline and used medically to produce brief but complete muscular relaxation during surgical anesthesia.

succinylcholine

(ˌsʌksɪnɪlˈkəʊliːn)
n
a drug, C14H30N2O4, used primarily as a muscle relaxant, produced by the esterization of succinic acid with choline
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Noun1.succinylcholine - a muscle relaxant for striated muscle that is used as an adjunct to anesthesia during certain surgical procedures
muscle relaxant - a drug that reduces muscle contractility by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses or by decreasing the excitability of the motor end plate or by other actions
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