- A cholinesterase inhibitor useful in the treatment of myasthenia gravis and to reverse the neuromuscular block produced by curare and similar agents at the termination of a surgical procedure.
* * *pyr·i·do·stig·mine bro·mide (pir″ĭ-do-stigґmēn) [USP] a cholinesterase inhibitor, which acts by inhibiting destruction of acetylcholine and so facilitating transmission of impulses across the neuromuscular junction; used as a cholinergic in the symptomatic treatment of myasthenia gravis and for reversal of the effects of nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents such as tubocurarine after surgery; administered orally, intravenously, or intramuscularly.
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