edrophonium

edrophonium
ed·ro·pho·ni·um .ed-rə-'fō-nē-əm n an anticholinesterase C10H16ClNO used esp. to stimulate skeletal muscle and in the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis called also edrophonium chloride see TENSILON

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n.
an anticholinesterase drug that is administered by injection in a test for diagnosis of myasthenia gravis. Side-effects can include nausea and vomiting, increased saliva flow, diarrhoea, and stomach pains.

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