from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two related white crystalline compounds, C12H19BrN2O2 or C13H22N2O6S, that opposes the action of acetylcholinesterase and is used in the treatment of glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, and various postoperative conditions.
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- n. A parasympathomimetic, a reversible cholinesterase inhibitor.
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- n. a cholinergic drug (trade name Prostigmin) used to treat some ophthalmic conditions and to treat myasthenia gravis
neo- + (physo)stigmine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)