succinylcholine chloride

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succinylcholine chloride

a depolarizing neuromuscular blocker that is a skeletal muscle relaxant.
indications It is prescribed to provide an adjunct to anesthesia, to reduce muscle contractions during surgery or mechanical ventilation, and to facilitate endotracheal intubation.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. Caution is used in administering it to patients with a family history of malignant hyperthermia, those with low pseudocholinesterase levels, and those with myasthenia gravis or renal failure.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are cardiac arrhythmia, severe respiratory depression, and (rarely) malignant hyperthermia.

succinylcholine chloride

A drug used for its neuromuscular blocking effect. It is used as an adjuvant in surgical anesthesia, and to prevent trauma in electroconvulsive shock therapy.


This drug should be used only by physicians who have had extensive training in its use and in a setting where facilities for respiratory and cardiovascular resuscitation are immediately available.

suc·ci·nyl·cho·line chlo·ride

(sŭksi-nil-kōlēn klōrīd)
Muscle relaxant used during dental surgery to reduce contractions.
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Succinylcholine chloride breaks down quickly into chemicals that are normally found in human tissue.
The medications, succinylcholine chloride and Pavulon, are what officials will look for in test samples taken from the exhumed bodies, said Sgt.
An investigation was launched and after speaking with another respiratory therapist at Glendale Adventist, police were told Saldivar had in his locker several vials of morphine and two vials of a paralyzing medication called succinylcholine chloride.
He said he was inspired by a story on a TV news magazine and began injecting Glendale Adventist patients with lethal quantities of morphine, Pavulon and succinylcholine chloride in 1992.
Traces of the drugs Saldivar said he used - succinylcholine chloride (brand name Anectine) and pancuronium bromide (Pavulon) - would be expected as residue in those patients since they are commonly used by anesthesiologists.
Therapist Bob Baker later told investigators he saw vials of morphine and succinylcholine chloride in Saldivar's locker as late as November.
Contract awarded for succinylcholine chloride, injectable solution or powder for parenteral use 500 mg vial or ampule
Contract awarded for succinylcholine chloride injectable solution or powder for parenteral use 500 mg vial or ampule