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A cholinesterase inhibitor that is given in the form of a bromide salt, C12H19BrN2O2, or a methyl sulfate, C13H22N2O6S, used to treat myasthenia gravis and muscle atony and to reverse the effects of muscle relaxants after surgery.
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(Pharmacology) pharmacol a cholinergic drug which acts as a muscle stimulant and is used primarily to treat myasthenia gravis
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ne•o•stig•mine(ˌni oʊˈstɪg min, -mɪn)
a synthetic anticholinesterase, C12H19N2O2, used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, glaucoma, and postoperative urinary bladder distention.
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|Noun||1.||neostigmine - a cholinergic drug (trade name Prostigmin) used to treat some ophthalmic conditions and to treat myasthenia gravis|
anticholinesterase - a medicine that inhibits cholinesterase by combining with it and so has a cholinergic effect
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