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Medical Term:

2-pralidoxime

Pronunciation: pral'i-dok'sem, pra-li'

Definition: One of several oximes that are effective in reversing cholinesterase inhibition by organophosphates. The 2-PAM facilitates the hydrolysis of the phosphorylated enzyme so as to regenerate active cholinesterase.

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