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.

cisatracurium

/cis·at·ra·cu·ri·um/ (sis″at-rah-kūr´e-um) a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent administered intravenously as the besylate salt as an adjunct to general anesthesia or during mechanical ventilation.

cisatracurium

a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocker.
indications It is used to facilitate endotracheal intubation and skeletal muscle relaxation during mechanical ventilation, surgery, or general anesthesia.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Life-threatening effects include prolonged apnea, bronchospasm, cyanosis, and respiratory depression. Other serious adverse effects include bradycardia, tachycardia, and increased/decreased blood pressure.

cisatracurium

Anesthesiology A stereoisomer of atracurium, a nondepolarizing muscle relaxing anesthetic preferred in multiorgan failure. See Muscle relaxant, Nondepolarizing agent. Cf Depolarizing agent.
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Anesthesia was maintained with propofol infused at the rate of 50 to 200 [micro]g/kg per minute as well as intermittent sufentanil and cisatracurium as required, with standard ASA monitoring.
Cisatracurium, a benzylisoquinolinium compound and an isomer of atracurium, and succinylcholine have the lowest potency of direct mast cell activation [11].
The use of isoflurane for maintenance of general anesthesia along with short-acting narcotic such as fentanyl and skeletal muscle relaxant such as cisatracurium has been advocated.
Fresenius Kabi, a Germany-based health care company, has introduced its Cisatracurium Besylate Injection, a new specialty injectable product, in three presentations in the United States, it was reported yesterday.
2005), however, documented that the administration of bolus cisatracurium (one vial of 20 mg) does not change ICP from baseline during or after endotracheal suctioning.