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

A muscle relaxant drug used in anaesthesia. A brand name is Tracrium.
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[3] Compared Vecuronium and Atracurium infusions, by using either clinical criteria or subjective monitoring of neuromuscular blockade with peripheral nerve stimulator.
A comparison to facilitate insertion of the laryngeal mask: term of recovery and postoperative nausea and vomiting after anesthesia with propofol- atracurium and thiopental-atracurium.
(11) A recently published retrospective study compared a continuous infusion of atracurium vs cisatracurium in patients with severe ARDS.
Another dangerous drug for intraarterial injection is atracurium. Local extremity cooling and mottling but not irreversible ischemic changes were reported after the injections (7).
Pretreatment with atracurium: the influence on neuromuscular transmission and pulmonary function.
Immediately after going on bypass, atracurium bromide and fentanyl was given by the Perfusionist to maintain their normal levels in blood due to hemodilatory effects of cardiopulmonary bypass circuit.
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).
A preliminary investigation by the National Coalition found atracurium was given to the children instead of a solution used to mix measles vaccines.
Patient was induced with thiopentone sodium (4mg/kg), Fentanyl (2microgram/kg) and Atracurium (0.5mg/kg).
Muscle relaxation was facilitated with 25 mg atracurium. A laryngeal mask airway was inserted and mechanical ventilation commenced.
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