edrophonium chloride

edrophonium chloride
A short-duration competitive antagonist of skeletal muscle relaxants (curare derivatives and gallamine triethiodide) and an anticholinesterase, used as an antidote for curariform drugs, as a diagnostic agent in myasthenia gravis, and in myasthenic crisis.

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ed·ro·pho·ni·um chlo·ride (ed″ro-foґne-əm) [USP] an anticholinesterase agent with a duration of action of approximately 10 minutes; used for differential diagnosis and evaluation of treatment requirements in myasthenia gravis and as an antagonist to nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents (e.g., tubocurarine).

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