Definition of Tubocurarine

1. Noun. A toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles. "Curare acts by blocking cholinergic transmission at the myoneural junction"




Definition of Tubocurarine

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A benzylisoquinoline alkaloid, obtained from curare and sometimes used to paralyse patients undergoing anaesthesia. ¹

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Definition of Tubocurarine

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Medical Definition of Tubocurarine

1. An alkaloid that acts as a muscle relaxant by blocking acetyl choline receptors. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tubocurarine

tubivalve
tubivalves
tubless
tublike
tubman
tubmen
tubo-
tubo-ovarian
tubo-ovarian abscess
tubo-ovarian pregnancy
tubo-ovarian varicocele
tubo-ovariectomy
tubo-ovaritis
tuboabdominal
tuboabdominal pregnancy
tubocurarine (current term)
tubocurarine chloride
tubocurarines
tuboligamentous
tuboperitoneal
tuboplasties
tuboplasty
tuboreticular structure
tubotorsion
tubotympanic
tubotympanic canal
tubotympanic recess
tubouterine
tubouterine pregnancy

Literary usage of Tubocurarine

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Under these circumstances the effects of both nicotine and tacrine were blocked by (+)tubocurarine (1 microM). These findings demonstrate that tacrine can ..."

2. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1912)
"tubocurarine hydrochloride forms an amorphous yellowish-red powder, soluble in water and alcohol to an acid reacting, intensely bitter and poisonous ..."

3. Commercial Organic Analysis by Alfred Henry Allen, Wm. A. Davis (1912)
"... soluble in water and alcohol, but insoluble in ether and chloroform. It is intensely bitter and much more poisonous than tubocurarine. ..."

4. The Vegetable Alkaloids: With Particular Reference to Their Chemical by Amé Pictet (1904)
"Tube-curare, of unknown botanical origin, is the only one of the three on the market. It contains two alkaloids, tubocurarine and ..."

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