neuromuscular blocking agent

neuromuscular blocking agent
noun
a substance that interferes with the neural transmission between motor neurons and skeletal muscles
Hypernyms: ↑blocker, ↑blocking agent
Hyponyms: ↑gallamine, ↑Flaxedil, ↑tubocurarine, ↑curare

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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