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Meaning of physostigmine

phy•so•stig•mine

Pronunciation: (fī"sō-stig'mēn, -min), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an alkaloid, CHNO, used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease to raise the level of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and also as a miotic in glaucoma.
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