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neostigmine

[nee-oh-stig-meen, -min] /ˌni oʊˈstɪg min, -mɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a synthetic anticholinesterase, C 1 2 H 1 9 N 2 O 2 , used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, glaucoma, and postoperative urinary bladder distention.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; neo- + -stigmine (after prostigmin; see -ine2)
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neostigmine in Medicine

neostigmine ne·o·stig·mine (nē'ō-stĭg'mēn, -mĭn)
n.
Either of two related synthetic compounds that oppose the action of acetylcholinesterase and are used in the treatment of glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, and various postoperative conditions.

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