atracurium


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atracurium

 [at″rah-cūr´e-um]
a neuromuscular blocking agent of intermediate duration; used as the besylate salt for intravenous administration as an adjunct to anesthesia to induce skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery and facilitate mechanical ventilation.

atracurium

/atra·cu·rium/ (at″rah-kūr´e-um) a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent of intermediate duration, used as the besylate salt as an adjunct to general anesthesia.

atracurium

an intermediate duration non-depolarizing skeletal muscle relaxant used as an adjunct to create an ideal surgical field.

atracurium

A muscle relaxant drug used in anaesthesia. A brand name is Tracrium.
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In our case, the arterial injection of thiopental and atracurium were accidently applied from the superficial ventral area of the hand.
A prospective, randomised, and blinded study of postoperative pulmonary complications after atracurium, vecuronium and pancuronium.
Among the established agents, tubocurarine, gallamine, and pancuronium exert significant cardiovascular effects; atracurium and mivacurium produce minor changes in cardiovascular variables whereas vecuronium and rocuronium are associated with a high degree of cardiostability.
It was shown that increased anti-AChR antibody levels were associated with increased sensitivity to vecuronium (Nilsson & Meretoja, 1990), but no relation between anti-AChR antibody levels and atracurium requirements was found (Hayashida et ah, 2000).
Muscle relaxation was facilitated with 25 mg atracurium.
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2 Table 2 Comparison of under- and over-estimations of consumables and drugs in the current and 1993 studies (n=50) Current Study n=50 Under-estimated Over-estimated 2ml syringe 2 48 10ml syringe 9 41 3 ECG electrodes 4 42 ET tube 12 38 Fentanyl 100mcg (2ml) 14 36 Roll of ribbon gauze 16 34 IV infusion tubing 30 20 Halothane (250ml) 32 9 1l Hartmanns solution 37 13 Vecuronium (10mg) 44 6 Atracurium (50mg) 45 5 1U blood (packed cells) 45 5 1993 Study n=50 Under-estimated Over-estimated 2ml syringe 1 49 10ml syringe 2 48 3 ECG electrodes 3 47 ET tube 5 45 Fentanyl 100mcg (2ml) 2 48 Roll of ribbon gauze 42 8 IV infusion tubing 6 44 Halothane (250ml) 5 45 1l Hartmanns solution 5 45 Vecuronium (10mg) 4 46 Atracurium (50mg) 44 6 1U blood (packed cells) 12 38
Use of sufentanil and atracurium anesthesia in a patient with acute porphyria undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.
Among the newer agents, mivacurium and atracurium have been reported to stimulate the most histamine release.
atracurium might have been administered to the patient instead of the intended midazolam .