succinylcholine suc·ci·nyl·cho·line (sŭk’sə-nĭl-kō’lēn’)
A crystalline compound formed by esterification of succinic acid with choline and used medically to produce brief but complete muscular relaxation during surgical anesthesia.
[suhk-suh-nil-koh-leen, -kol-een, -suh-nl-] /ˈsʌk sə nɪlˈkoʊ lin, -ˈkɒl in, -sə nl-/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a crystalline compound, C 1 4 H 3 0 Cl 2 N 2 O 4 , used as a skeletal muscle relaxant in surgical procedures.
- Succinylcoenzyme a
succinylcoenzyme A suc·ci·nyl·co·en·zyme A (sŭk’sə-nĭl-kō-ěn’zīm’) n. The condensation product of succinic acid and coenzyme A that is one of the intermediates in the Krebs cycle. Also called succinyl-CoA.
adjective 1. (botany) ending abruptly, as if cut off: succise roots
noun 1. help; relief; aid; assistance. 2. a person or thing that gives help, relief, aid, etc. verb (used with object) 3. to help or relieve.