riluzole

riluzole

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n.
a drug used to prolong the lives of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (see motor neurone disease). It is administered by mouth; side-effects include nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Trade name: Rilutek.

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ril·u·zole (rilґu-zōl) a compound used in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; it prolongs survival time but does not improve muscular strength or neurologic function.

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