neuromuscular blocking agent n.
Any of various compounds, such as curare, that compete with neurotransmitters for nerve cell receptor sites, thus preventing the contraction of skeletal muscles.
- Neuromuscular spindle
neuromuscular spindle n. A spindle-shaped end organ in skeletal muscle in which afferent nerve fibers terminate and which is sensitive to passive stretching of the muscle enclosing it.
- Neuromuscular system
neuromuscular system n. The muscles of the body together with the nerves supplying them.
neuromyasthenia neu·ro·my·as·the·ni·a (nur’ō-mī’əs-thē’nē-ə, nyur’-) n. Muscular weakness, usually of emotional origin.
neuromyelitis neu·ro·my·e·li·tis (nur’ō-mī’ə-lī’tĭs, nyur’-) n. Neuritis combined with inflammation of the spinal cord. Also called myeloneuritis.