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nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent

 

Definition: a compound that paralyzes skeletal muscle primarily by inhibiting transmission of nerve impulses at the neuromuscular junction rather than by affecting the membrane potention of motor endplate or muscle fibers (curare, gallamine, vecuronium).

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