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Descriptor English: Curare
Descriptor Spanish: Curare
Descriptor Portuguese: Curare
Descriptor French: Curare
Tree number(s): D20.215.784.500.200
HP4.018.189.881
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003472
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: /analogs: consider also CURARE-LIKE AGENTS see NEUROMUSCULAR NONDEPOLARIZING AGENTS
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Neuromuscular Nondepolarizing Agents
Nicotinic Antagonists
Registry Number: 8063-06-7
Public MeSH Note: CURARIFORM ANTAGONISTS was heading 1963-69
Online Note: use CURARE to search CURARIFORM ANTAGONISTS 1966-69
History Note: CURARIFORM ANTAGONISTS was heading 1963-69
DeCS ID: 3493
Unique ID: D003472
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Curare - Preferred
Concept UI M0005419
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Curare



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