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Meaning of tubocurarine

tu•bo•cu•ra•rine

Pronunciation: (t"bō-kyoo-rär'ēn, -in, ty"-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. the principal active alkaloid of curare, CHClNO, used as a muscle relaxant, esp. as an adjunct to anesthesia.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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