Definition of pralidoxime in English:

pralidoxime

noun

Pharmacology
  • A drug used in conjunction with atropine as an antidote to poisoning by certain organophosphates, acting by dephosphorylating and reactivating the enzyme acetylcholinesterase.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Approved Names. Apparently from p- and -r- + al- + -i- + -doxime.

Pronunciation

pralidoxime

/ˌpralɪˈdɒksiːm/