Laudanosine | definition of laudanosine by Medical dictionary
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An isoquinoline alkaloid obtained from the mother liquor of morphine; it causes tetanic convulsions.
laudanosine Anesthesiology A metabolite of atracurium, an intermediate-acting nondepolarizing muscle relaxing anesthetic; laudanosine is epileptogenic, crosses the blood-brain barrier, and may accumulate in the elderly, and in renal failure. See Muscle relaxant. Nondepolarizing agent. Cf Depolarizing agent.