mivacurium

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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.
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Comparison of tracheal intubating conditions and neuromuscular blocking profiles after intubating doses of mivacurium chloride or succinylcholine in surgical outpatients.