cisatracurium

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cisatracurium

 [sis″at-rah-kūr´e-um]
a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent administered intravenously as the besylate salt administered intravenously to facilitate endotracheal intubation and to induce skeletal muscle relaxation, either as an adjunct to general anesthesia during surgery or during mechanical ventilation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cisatracurium

Anesthesiology A stereoisomer of atracurium, a nondepolarizing muscle relaxing anesthetic preferred in multiorgan failure. See Muscle relaxant, Nondepolarizing agent. Cf Depolarizing agent.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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