Definition of Curare
Curare: A muscle relaxant used in anesthesia (and, in the past, in arrow poisons by South American Indians).
Curare competes with acetylcholine, a chemical that carries information between nerve and muscle cells, and blocks transmission of the information.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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