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Definition of "succinylcholine" []

  • A crystalline compound, C14H30N2O4, formed by esterification of succinic acid with choline and used medically to produce brief but complete muscular relaxation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "succinylcholine" in a sentence
  • "Forensic tests indicate he was first injected in the thigh with a fast-acting muscle relaxant called succinylcholine, which is said to be hard to detect."
  • "The drug found in al-Mabhouh's bloodstream is known as succinylcholine and is frequently used by doctors to administer a breathing tube or anesthesia."
  • "1967: Researchers paralyze 64 prison inmates in California with a neuromuscular compound called succinylcholine, which produces suppressed breathing that feels similar to drowning."