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Physostigmine

Introduction: Physostigmine

Description of Physostigmine

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.
Source: Diseases Database

Physostigmine: cholinergic alkaloid with anticholinesterase activity used topically to produce pupillary constriction and decrease of intraocular pressure in glaucoma and parenterally to reverse the CNS effects produced by overdosage of anticholinergic drugs.
Source: CRISP

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.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Physostigmine

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Physostigmine

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