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isonitrosoacetone

Pronunciation: i'so-ni'tro-so-as'e-ton

Definition: A cholinesterase reactivator that can penetrate the blood-brain barrier readily and cause significant reactivation of phosphorylated acetylcholinesterase in the central nervous system; used to protect human beings and animals against otherwise lethal poisoning with organophosphorous anticholinesterase agents.

Synonym(s): monoisonitrosoacetone, pyruvaldoxine

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