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depolarising muscle relaxants
depolarising muscle relaxants Drugs used by anaesthetists to cause total relaxation of voluntary muscles by DEPOLARIZING the motor endplate and maintaining the depolarization. They include atracurium (Tracrium), rocuronium (Esmeron), gallamine (Flaxedil), mivacurium (Mivacron), cisatracurium (Nimbex), vecuronium (Norcuron) and suxamethonium (Atectine).
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The use of depolarising muscle relaxants
may precipitate clinically significant hyperkalaemia, and the activity of non-depolarising muscle relaxants is influenced by potassium and magnesium levels.
Pharmaco dynamic explanations as the principal mechanism for resistance to the effects of non- depolarising muscle relaxants
are documented by the need to achieve higher drug concentrations to produce given degrees of twitch suppression in burn injured patients compared to non-burn injured patients. We present research findings of a problem we encountered due to accidental subcutaneous deposition of vecuronium bromide in a burns patient.