Tubocurarine meaning

to͝o'bō-ko͝o-rä'rĭn, -rēn', -kyo͝o-, tyo͝o'-
An alkaloid that is an active component of curare obtained from the plant Chondrodendron tomentosum.
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The hydrated chloride form of this alkaloid, C38 H44 Cl2 N2 O6 , used as a drug to relax skeletal muscles during anesthesia.
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An alkaloid that is an active component of curare obtained from the plant Chondrodendron tomentosum.
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The hydrated chloride form of this alkaloid, C38 H44 Cl2 N2 O6 , used as a drug to relax skeletal muscles during anesthesia.
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(biochemistry) A benzylisoquinoline alkaloid, obtained from curare and sometimes used to paralyse patients undergoing anaesthesia.
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Origin of tubocurarine

  • Latin tubus tube (from the practice of shipping it in bamboo tubes) curarine (curare) (–ine)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition