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Noun: curare  kyû'raa-ree
  1. A toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles
    "curare acts by blocking cholinergic transmission at the myoneural junction";
    - tubocurarine

Derived forms: curares

Type of: alkaloid, neuromuscular blocking agent, phytotoxin, plant toxin

Encyclopedia: Curare