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A crystalline compound, C14H30N2O4, formed by esterification of succinic acid with choline and used medically to produce brief but complete muscular relaxation during surgical anesthesia.

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a drug, C14H30N2O4, used primarily as a muscle relaxant, produced by the esterization of succinic acid with choline
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Noun1.succinylcholine - a muscle relaxant for striated muscle that is used as an adjunct to anesthesia during certain surgical procedures
muscle relaxant - a drug that reduces muscle contractility by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses or by decreasing the excitability of the motor end plate or by other actions
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Kevorkian injected a lethal mixture of Seconal, Anectine, and potassium chloride to end the patient's life.
As mentioned previously, the only depolarizing agent on the market is succinylcholine (Anectine), which is an ultra short-acting agent that is typically only used for rapid intubation scenarios.