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succinylcholine

succinylcholine in Medicine

succinylcholine suc·ci·nyl·cho·line (sŭk'sə-nĭl-kō'lēn')
n.
A crystalline compound formed by esterification of succinic acid with choline and used medically to produce brief but complete muscular relaxation during surgical anesthesia.

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