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pyridostigmine

Syllabification: pyr·i·do·stig·mine
Pronunciation: /ˌpirədōˈstiɡmēn
 
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Definition of pyridostigmine in English:

noun

Medicine
A synthetic compound related to neostigmine, with similar but weaker and longer-acting effects.
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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