curare
also curari noun Etymology: Portuguese & Spanish curare, from Carib kurari Date: 1777 a dried aqueous extract especially of a vine (as Strychnos toxifera of the family Loganiaceae or Chondodendron tomentosum of the family Menispermaceae) used by South American Indians to poison arrow tips and in medicine to produce muscular relaxation

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  • Curare — Général No CAS 8063 06 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • curare — [ kyrar ] n. m. • 1758; mot caraïbe k urary « là où il vient, on tombe » ♦ Poison à action paralysante, extrait de diverses plantes du genre strychnos, utilisé par les peuplades de l Amérique du Sud tropicale pour empoisonner leurs flèches, et en …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Curare — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Esta página es acerca de las toxinas naturales. Para la banda musical, vea Curare (banda). Planta de donde se extrae el curare Por Koehler 1887 El curare, (Chondodrendon tomentosum, Menispermaceae, Strychnos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • curare — m. bioquím. Toxina vegetal que se extrae del curare (árbol tropical) que actúa sobre el sistema nervioso bloqueando la transmisión sináptica. Se utiliza en anestesia para obtener una relajación muscular general. Medical Dictionary. 2011. curare …   Diccionario médico

  • curare — or curari [kyo͞o rä′rē, ko͞orä′rē] n. [Port curare, curari or Sp curaré, urarí < native (Tupí) name] 1. a black, resinous substance prepared from the juices of certain South American plants and used by some Indians for poisoning arrows: it… …   English World dictionary

  • CURARE — apud Spartian. in Hadriano Caes. c. 4. Corrupisse cum Traiani libertos, curâsse delicatos, eosdemque saepelîsse opinio multa firmavit: quibusdam est ψιλίζειν, psilothrô curare, uti dixit Lamprid. in Heliograbalo, c. 31. Cataubono est θεραπἐυσαι,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • curare — [lat. cūrare, der. di cura cura ]. ■ v. tr. 1. a. [attendere con premura e diligenza a qualcuno: sua figlia lo ha curato fino all ultimo ] ▶◀ accudire, assistere, avere cura (di), badare (a), custodire, (ant.) procurare. ◀▶ abbandonare,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • curare — (n.) 1777, from Port. or Sp. curare, a corruption of the name in the Carib language of the Macusi Indians of Guyana, wurali or wurari, which had a sort of click sound at the beginning, and is said to mean he to whom it comes falls …   Etymology dictionary

  • curare — sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Veneno negro y resinoso de origen vegetal con que ciertas tribus amazónicas impregnaban sus flechas: El curare tiene la propiedad de paralizar rápidamente el sistema muscular de las personas y los animales …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Curare — Cu*ra re Curari Cu*ra ri(k? r? r?), n. [Native name. Cf. {Wourall}.] A black resinoid extract prepared by the South American Indians from the bark of several species of {Strychnos} ({Strychnos toxifera}, etc.). It sometimes has little effect when …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curare — Curare, so v.w. Pfeilgift, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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