neuromuscular blocking drug


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neuromuscular blocking drug

A type of drug used during the administration of anesthesia to allow surgical access to body cavities, esp. in particular the abdomen and thorax, by preventing voluntary or reflex muscle movement. These drugs are also used to facilitate compliance in critically ill patients undergoing intensive therapy such as mechanical ventilation.
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Several reports have shown that ketamine assists tracheal intubation when it is used together with neuromuscular blocking drugs (27-29).
Prolonged paralysis and/or skeletal muscle weakness may be noted during initial attempts to wean from the ventilator patients who have chronically received neuromuscular blocking drugs in the ICU.
Table 2 Use of neuromuscular blocking drugs during restricted and unrestricted availability of sugammadex (intervention) Variable Restricted, Unrestricted, P value n (%) n (%) Sugammadex use 141 144 <0.
Possible malignant hyperthermia risk and increased sensitivity to neuromuscular blocking drugs in this patient population (6) also influenced our choice.
This method provides an alternative pharmacological method for facilitating tracheal intubation to the traditional approach using opioids or neuromuscular blocking drugs in paediatric patients.

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