Definition of pyridostigmine in English:

pyridostigmine

Line breaks: pyri¦do|stig¦mine
Pronunciation: /ˌpɪrɪdə(ʊ)ˈstɪgmiːn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A synthetic compound related to neostigmine, with similar but weaker and longer-acting effects.
    More example sentences
    • The adverse effects of pyridostigmine are similar to those of IMPF.
    • During employment, both patients received 30 + mg/day pyridostigmine as prophylactic treatment.
    • Acetylcholine esterase inhibitors such as pyridostigmine offer symptom relief in myasthenia gravis.

Origin

1950s: blend of pyridine and neostigmine.

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