tubocurarine chloride

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tubocurarine chloride tu·bo·cu·ra·rine chloride (tōō'bō-kyu-rä'rēn', -rĭn, tyōō'-)
n.
An alkaloid that competes with acetylcholine for myoneural receptors, blocks ganglionic transmission, and releases histamine; it is used to relax skeletal muscles during surgical operations.

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