suxamethonium


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suc·ci·nyl·cho·line

(sŭk'si-nil-kō'lēn),
A neuromuscular relaxant with short duration of action that characteristically first depolarizes the motor endplate (phase I block) but is often later associated with a curarelike, nondepolarizing neuromuscular block (phase II block); used to produce relaxation for tracheal intubation and during surgical anesthesia.

suxamethonium

A short-acting depolarizing muscles relaxant commonly used immediately after inducing general anaesthesia to facilitate the insertion of an endotracheal tube. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Anectine.

suxamethonium

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After preoxygenation of 3 min, anesthesia was induced with 100 mg propofol and muscle relaxation for endotracheal (ET) intubation was facilitated by 75 mg suxamethonium.
22] found the combination of fentanyl, atropine and suxamethonium to be the most common, followed by morphine, atropine and suxamethonium.
Rocuronium Bromide a non-depolarizing muscle relaxant (NDMR) as an alternative to Suxamethonium chloride, a depolarizing muscle relaxant (DMR) for the purpose of intubation of trachea with emphasis on onset of time for muscle relaxation, duration of action, hemodynamic changes and complications if any.
However, the onset time of atracurium is slower than suxamethonium and some other non-depolarization muscular relaxants.
Effect of suxamethonium vs rocuronium on onset of oxygen desaturation during apnoea following rapid sequence induction.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, said that the drug also known as Suxamethonium chloride has been used as a paralyzing agent for executions by lethal injection.
Succinylcholine, also known as suxamethonium, is used to induce muscle relaxation and is favoured by anaesthetists and emergency doctors because it quickly takes effect.
Dad-of-two Stephen Parkins, 43, suffered a fatal heart attack within minutes of being wrongly injected with Suxamethonium at Birmingham Heartlands.
Stephen's parents Pauline, aged 65, and Stephen, 65, of Chelmsley Wood, discovered the doctor used a musclerelaxing drug called suxamethonium, which should not have been on the ward, instead of lignocaine.
The patient was given bag and mask ventilation, paralysed with suxamethonium chloride 1.
Comparison of IV glycopyrrolate and atropine in the prevention of bradycardia and arrythmias following repeated doses of suxamethonium in children.
At induction of general anesthesia for an appendicectomy, she was given thiopental, fentanyl and suxamethonium.