HyperDic: curare

English > 1 sense of the word curare:
NOUNsubstancecurare, tubocurarinea toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles
English > curare: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles.
Example"curare acts by blocking cholinergic transmission at the myoneural junction"
Synonymtubocurarine
BroaderalkaloidNatural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
neuromuscular blocking agentA substance that interferes with the neural transmission between motor neurons and skeletal muscles
plant toxin, phytotoxinAny substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin
Spanishcurare, tubocurarina
Catalancurare, tubocurarina

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