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Definitions for neostigmine
ˌni oʊˈstɪg min, -mɪnneostig·mine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. neostigmine, Prostigminnoun

    a cholinergic drug (trade name Prostigmin) used to treat some ophthalmic conditions and to treat myasthenia gravis


  1. neostigminenoun

    A parasympathomimetic, a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor.


  1. Neostigmine

    Neostigmine, sold under the brand name Bloxiverz, among others, is a medication used to treat myasthenia gravis, Ogilvie syndrome, and urinary retention without the presence of a blockage. It is also used in anaesthesia to end the effects of non-depolarising neuromuscular blocking medication. It is given by injection either into a vein, muscle, or under the skin. After injection effects are generally greatest within 30 minutes and last up to 4 hours.Common side effects include nausea, increased saliva, crampy abdominal pain, and slow heart rate. More severe side effects include low blood pressure, weakness, and allergic reactions. It is unclear if use in pregnancy is safe for the baby. Neostigmine is in the cholinergic family of medications. It works by blocking the action of acetylcholinesterase and therefore increases the levels of acetylcholine.Neostigmine was patented in 1931. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. The term is from Greek neos, meaning "new", and "-stigmine", in reference to its parent molecule, physostigmine, on which it is based.


  1. neostigmine

    Neostigmine is a type of medication used primarily in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder that causes muscle weakness. It works by preventing the breakdown of a certain natural substance (acetylcholine) in our body which is required for normal muscle function. It may also be used to reverse the effects of certain anesthetics after surgery, as well as in other conditions that require muscle strengthening.


  1. Neostigmine

    Neostigmine is a parasympathomimetic that acts as a reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Neostigmine

    A cholinesterase inhibitor used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis and to reverse the effects of muscle relaxants such as gallamine and tubocurarine. Neostigmine, unlike PHYSOSTIGMINE, does not cross the blood-brain barrier.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of neostigmine in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of neostigmine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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