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tu·bo·cu·ra·rine chlo·ride(tū'bō-kyū-ra'rin klōr'īd),
An alkaloid (obtained from the stems of Chondodendron, particularly C. tomentosum) that blocks the action of acetylcholine at the myoneural junction by occupying the receptors competitively; also blocks ganglionic transmission and releases histamine; used to produce muscular relaxation during surgical operations.
tubocurarine chloride(tū″bō-kū-ră′rĭn klō′rīd)
A drug used to produce skeletal muscle relaxation during anesthesia and convulsive states and to treat poisoning caused by black widow spider bites. Tubocurarine was originally obtained from the Indian arrow poison, curare.
CAUTION!Tubocurarine should be administered only by those who have the proper equipment and are fully capable of providing artificial ventilation, tracheal intubation, appropriate antidotes, and additional therapy in case of overdose.
tu·bo·cu·ra·rine chlo·ride(tūbō-kyūr-ahrin klōrīd)
An alkaloid; used to produce muscular relaxation during surgical operations.