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kyʊˈrɑr i, kʊ-cu·rare

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tubocurarine, curarenoun

    a toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles

    "curare acts by blocking cholinergic transmission at the myoneural junction"


  1. curarenoun

    A substance containing the alkaloid D-tubocurarine, used historically as a muscle relaxant during surgery.

    Etymology: Karib “Mawa Cure”, referring the Mawa vine, or Strychnos toxifera

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curarenoun

    alt. of Curari


  1. Curare

    Curare is a common name for various arrow poisons originating from South America. The three main types of curare are: ⁕tubocurare. It is a mono-quaternary alkaloid, an isoquinoline derivative. ⁕calebas curare ⁕pot curare. Of these three types, some formulas belonging to the calebas curare are the most toxic, relative to their LD50 values.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Curare

    Plant extracts from several species, including genera STRYCHNOS and Chondodendron, which contain TETRAHYDROISOQUINOLINES that produce PARALYSIS of skeletal muscle. These extracts are toxic and must be used with the administration of artificial respiration.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curare in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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