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Physostigmine

A cholinesterase inhibitor that is rapidly absorbed through membranes. It can be applied topically to the conjunctiva. It also can cross the blood-brain barrier and is used when central nervous system effects are desired, as in the treatment of severe anticholinergic toxicity.

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Tree Number(s): D02.241.081.251.583.682, D03.132.436.545, D03.633.100.473.402.545

MeSH Unique ID: D010830

Registry Number: 9U1VM840SP

Entry Terms:

  • Eserine

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