2-pralidoxime


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2-pra·li·dox·ime (2-PAM),

(pral'i-dok'sēm, prā-lī'),
One of several oximes that are effective in reversing cholinesterase inhibition by organophosphates. The 2-PAM facilitates the hydrolysis of the phosphorylated enzyme so as to regenerate active cholinesterase.