succinylcholine

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succinylcholine

 [suk″sĭ-nil-ko´lēn]
a neuromuscular blocking agent used as the chloride salt to aid in such procedures as endotracheal intubation and endoscopy, as an adjunct to surgical anesthesia, and in convulsive therapy; administered intramuscularly or intravenously.

suc·ci·nyl·cho·line

(sŭk'si-nil-kō'lēn),
A neuromuscular relaxant with short duration of action that characteristically first depolarizes the motor endplate (phase I block) but is often later associated with a curarelike, nondepolarizing neuromuscular block (phase II block); used to produce relaxation for tracheal intubation and during surgical anesthesia.

succinylcholine

/suc·ci·nyl·cho·line/ (suk″sĭ-nil-ko´lēn) a depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent used as the chloride salt as an anesthesia adjunct and in convulsive therapy.

succinylcholine

(sŭk′sə-nĭl-kō′lēn)
n.
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.

succinylcholine

Anesthesiology A potent, rapid depolarizing muscle relaxant that provides short-term paralysis for tracheal intubation during surgery, attenuating motor activity of seizures evoked by electroconvulsive therapy Complications Postoperative myalgia, transient ↑ in serum K+, ↑ in intraocular, intracranial, and intragastric pressure; malignant hyperthermia. See Cholinesterase, Dibucaine number, Depolarizing agent, Muscle relaxant.

suc·ci·nyl·cho·line

(sŭk'si-nil-kō'lēn)
A neuromuscular relaxant with short duration of action that characteristically first depolarizes the motor endplate (phase I block) but is often later associated with a curarelike, nondepolarizing neuromuscular block (phase II block); used to produce relaxation for tracheal intubation and during surgical anesthesia.

suc·ci·nyl·cho·line

(sŭk'si-nil-kō'lēn)
A neuromuscular relaxant with short duration of action that characteristically first depolarizes the motor endplate (phase I block) but is often later associated with a curarelike, nondepolarizing neuromuscular block (phase II block).

succinylcholine

a short-acting depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent used as a muscle relaxant. Called also suxamethonium.

succinylcholine bromide
the pharmaceutical form of succinylcholine; can cause death by cardiac arrest in even healthy horses.