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depolarizing block

depolarizing block in Medicine

depolarizing block de·po·lar·iz·ing block (dē-pō'lə-rī'zĭng)
Paralysis of skeletal muscle associated with loss of polarity of the motor endplate, as occurs following administration of succinylcholine.

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