nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent

nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent
a compound that blocks neural transmission at the myoneural junction by inhibiting the action of acetylcholine by competitive binding to the nicotinic receptors of the motor end plate without depolarizing the postsynaptic membrane.

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