mivacurium


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mivacurium

/mi·va·cu·rium/ (mi″vah-ku´re-um) a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent of short duration, used as the chloride salt as an adjunct to anesthesia.

mivacurium

a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocker.
indications This drug is used to facilitate endotracheal intubation and skeletal muscle relaxation during mechanical ventilation, surgery, or general anesthesia.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Adverse effects of this drug include decreased blood pressure, bradycardia, tachycardia, diplopia, rash, urticaria, weakness, and prolonged skeletal muscle relaxation. Life-threatening side effects include paralysis, prolonged apnea, bronchospasm, wheezing, and respiratory depression.

mivacurium

Anesthesiology A short-acting nondepolarizing muscle relaxing anesthetic, a congener of atracurium. See Atracurium, Muscle relaxant, Nondepolarizing agent. Cf Depolarizing agent.

mivacurium

A non-depolarizing muscle-relaxant drug used by anaesthetists. The drug acts withing 3–4 minutes and its effect lasts for about 15 minutes. Mivacurium is rapidly broken down by CHOLINESTERASE in the blood. A brand name is Mivacron.

mivacurium

a nondepolarizing drug used to achieve neuromuscular blockade.
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All patients who were referred for investigation after delayed recovery from procedures involving SC or mivacurium or for apnea risk assessment during 1999-2002 were included.
In a patient with cystic fibrosis and liver disease there is the potential for plasma cholinesterase deficiency, which could result in prolonged block if suxamethonium or mivacurium were used.
The use of low-dose mivacurium to facilitate insertion of the laryngeal mask airway.
One solution may be to use a very short acting competitive agent such as mivacurium with nerve twitch monitoring.
According to published guidelines (2), we monitored the time course of neuromuscular blockade following intravenous administration of mivacurium 0.
Several other relaxants, mivacurium, pipercuronium and doxacurium have been made available in recent years and the modern anaesthetist can select from a wide range of neuromuscular blocking agents.