gallamine


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to gallamine: Atracurium, Pancuronium, Suxamethonium

gallamine

a competitive neuromuscular blocking agent used as a muscle relaxant. Used as the triethiodide. It competes with acetylcholine for the cholinergic receptors at the postsynaptic membrane.
References in periodicals archive ?
For assessing the effects of different drugs, Cebo, gallamine or neostigmine were intravenously (i.
Gallamine (Flaxedil) was purchased from Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (France), neostigmine (Prostigmine) from Hoffmann-La-Roche (Germany).
Cebo's action was compared to the well-known effects of the cholinesterase inhibitor neostigmine in the presence of the neuromuscular blocking agent gallamine.
Whilst developing gallamine, Bovet and his co-workers studied a number of other substances with muscle relaxant properties.
it would seem more advisable to use gallamine to facilitate intubation on the post-burn patient .