edrophonium

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edrophonium

 [ed″ro-fo´ne-um]
a cholinergic used in the form of the chloride salt as a curare antagonist and diagnostic agent in myasthenia gravis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

edrophonium

A drug that inactivates the enzyme CHOLINESTERASE that breaks down ACETYLCHOLINE. It is used as a test for MYASTHENIA GRAVIS, a disease in which the action of acetyl choline is impaired. The brand name is Tensilon.
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The bird was manually restrained, and edrophonium (0.5 mg/kg IV; Enlon, Bioniche Pharma, Lake Forest, IL, USA) was administered in the right jugular vein.