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When curare, a neuromuscular poison, is dropped onto an isolated muscle-nerve preparation in a laboratory, the muscle does not contract when the

When curare, a neuromuscular poison, is dropped onto an isolated muscle-nerve preparation in a laboratory, the muscle does not contract when the nerve is stimulated, even though neurotransmitter is released from the nerve cell. Why does this happen? How might this action of curare be lethal to an individual who has been poisoned? 

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The failure of the muscle contraction is the result of the weakness of the skeletal... View the full answer

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A curare is an antagonist, which means that it is a drug or poison that decreases the activity of... View the full answer

The poison acts as an antagonist... View the full answer

The neurotransmitter released from the neuron in a neuron-skeletal muscle interaction is acetylcholine (Ach).... View the full answer

Curare is a competitive antagonist of nicotinic... View the full answer

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