ecothiopate

ecothiopate

A powerful CHOLINERGIC drug of the organophosphate anticholinesterase group, used in the form of eye drops to cause prolonged constriction of the pupil. The drug is useful in the treatment of some cases of GLAUCOMA and STRABISMUS. A brand name is Phospholine iodide.
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