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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

Usage examples (30)
  • curare acts by blocking cholinergic transmission at the myoneural junction
  • Given orally, curare is completely inactive.
  • Such is the quickness with which the "curare" does its work!
  • Dip the tips in curare while you're at it, please. for more
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