Definition of neostigmine in English:

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neostigmine

Pronunciation: /ˌnēōˈstiɡmēn/

noun

Medicine
A synthetic compound that inhibits cholinesterase and is used to treat ileus, glaucoma, and myasthenia gravis.
Example sentences
  • At the end of procedures, the neuromuscular blockade was reversed, if necessary, with neostigmine, 0.03 mg/kg, and atropine, 0.015 mg/kg.
  • The study was terminated with the administration of atropine and neostigmine to reverse muscle paralysis.
  • The use of neostigmine to antagonise neuromuscular blockade may increase bowel motility and result in a higher rate of anastomotic leakage.

Origin

1940s: from neo- 'new', on the pattern of physostigmine.

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