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Medical Term:

pralidoxime chloride

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

Definition: Used to restore the inactivated cholinesterase activity resulting from organophosphate poisoning; has some limited value as an antagonist of the carbamate type of cholinesterase inhibitors that are used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis.

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