curare


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

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These include quinine, an extract of the cinchona tree used to treat malaria and arthritis; turbocuarine from the curare liana vine, given to patients as a muscle relaxant during surgery; and taxol from the yew tree for treating breast and ovarian cancer.
Neuromuscular diseases such as poliomyelitis, Guillain-Barre' syndrome, motor neuron disease, tetanus, botulism, neurotoxins, or curare.
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This is followed by pancuronium bromide, a paralytic drug related to curare, and, finally, potassium chloride to stop the heart.
To put this debate in context, Alper's article provides a thorough history and evaluation of the paralytic drugs, starting with their tribal origins up to the use of curare in vivisection experiments and through the end of nineteenth century antivivisection laws passed in Great Britain.
But to those in the know it immediately tells of the brilliant anaesthetist, whose introduction and refinement of the South American poison curare, used with deadly effect by native bowmen, would lessen the risks in a wide range of surgical procedures.
This relational sense of curare analogically reflects the constitution of desire ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) in Aristotle's De Anima: "It is enacted as timere and desiderare, as fearing (retreating from) and desiring (taking into oneself, giving oneself over to).
The best standard of care quickly became paralysis (initially with curare and later with pancuronium) and mechanical ventilation.
The bad news is Joe Wilson got his hands on some curare.
The expansion of anesthetic pharmacology has provided us with several new neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) which far exceed the efficacy and utility of the original compound, curare.
Hammett gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons, not just to provide a corpse; and with the means at hand, not with hand-wrought duelling pistols, curare, and tropical fish.
Norcuron is derived from curare, a poison that paralyzes respiration, which is used by indigenous people in the Amazon.
39): "Viduarum et infirmorum et omnium pauperum curare peto diligenter habeatis.
He left his political and administrative duties in 1980 to become a university professor and the author of several books on city planning and preservation, most notably La citta post-industriale (Bologna: II Mulino, 1984); La citta bella: II recupero dell'ambiente urbano (Bologna: II Mulino, 1991); L'arte di curare la citta (Bologna: II Mulino, 2000).