tubocurarine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary tubo- (from Latin tubus tube) + curare + -ine; from its being shipped in sections of hollow bamboo Date: 1898 a toxic alkaloid or its crystalline hydrochloride salt C37H42Cl2N2O6 that is obtained chiefly from the bark and stems of a South American vine (Chondrodendron tomentosum of the family Menispermaceae) and in its dextrorotatory form constitutes the chief active constituent of curare and is used especially as a skeletal muscle relaxant

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  • tubocurarine — [tybokyʀaʀin] n. f. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; de tubo (du lat. tubus « tube »), curare, et suff. ine. ❖ ♦ Méd. Alcaloïde extrait d une plante sud américaine et obtenu aussi par synthèse, à action curarisante, employé en anesthésie, dans certains états… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tubocurarine — drugbox IUPAC name = width2 = 150 CAS number = 57 94 3 ATC prefix = M03 ATC suffix = AA02 ATC supplemental = ATC|M03|AA04 PubChem = 6000 DrugBank = APRD00176 ChemSpiderID = 5778 C=37 | H=41 | N=2 | O=6 molecular weight = 609.731 g/mol… …   Wikipedia

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  • tubocurarine — /tooh boh kyoo rahr een, in, tyooh /, n. Pharm. the principal active alkaloid of curare, C38H44Cl2N2O, used as a muscle relaxant, esp. as an adjunct to anesthesia. [1895 1900; < G Tubocurarin, equiv. to Tubocurar(e) (see TUBE, O , CURARE) + in… …   Universalium

  • tubocurarine — noun A benzylisoquinoline alkaloid, obtained from curare and sometimes used to paralyse patients undergoing anaesthesia …   Wiktionary

  • tubocurarine — tu·bo·cu·ra·rine .t(y)ü bō kyu̇ rär ən, .ēn n a toxic alkaloid that is obtained chiefly from the bark and stems of a So. American vine (Chondrodendron tomentosum of the family Menispermaceae), that in its dextrorotatory form constitutes the chief …   Medical dictionary

  • tubocurarine — tu·bo·cu·ra·rine …   English syllables

  • tubocurarine — tu•bo•cu•ra•rine [[t]ˌtu boʊ kyʊˈrɑr in, ɪn, ˌtyu [/t]] n. pha the principal active alkaloid of curare, C38H44Cl2N2O, used as a muscle relaxant, esp. as an adjunct to anesthesia • Etymology: 1895–1900; < G Tubocurarin=Tubocurar(e) (see tube, o …   From formal English to slang

  • tubocurarine — noun a toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles curare acts by blocking cholinergic transmission at the myoneural junction • Syn: ↑curare • Hypernyms: ↑alkaloid, ↑neuromuscular …   Useful english dictionary

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