gallamine triethiodide

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relaxant

 [re-lak´sant]
1. causing relaxation.
2. an agent that causes relaxation.
muscle relaxant an agent that specifically aids in reducing muscle tension.

gal·la·mine tri·eth·i·o·dide

(gal'ă-mēn trī'eth-ī'ō-dīd),
A triple quaternary ammonium compound with action comparable with that of curarine.

gallamine triethiodide

A synthetic, short-acting muscle relaxant used by anaesthetists to allow passage of an ENDOTRACHEAL tube at the beginning of anaesthesia. A brand name is Flaxedil.
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For assessing the effects of different drugs, Cebo, gallamine or neostigmine were intravenously (i.v.) delivered via the jugular vein.
Gallamine (Flaxedil) was purchased from Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (France), neostigmine (Prostigmine) from Hoffmann-La-Roche (Germany).
Cebo's action was compared to the well-known effects of the cholinesterase inhibitor neostigmine in the presence of the neuromuscular blocking agent gallamine.
extract on twitch contractions of the anterior skeletal muscle in situ after gallamine or Bitis arietans-venom treatment
3 shows the interaction between neostigmine and gallamine. The cholinesterase inhibitor neostigmine (5 X [10.sup.-4] g/kg body wt.) increased the contractile force of the tibia muscle (24%).
"Why use a drug to extend the action of a drug to which there is no antidote, when one can use drugs (curare and gallamine) to which an antidote (neostigmine) does exist?".
Whilst developing gallamine, Bovet and his co-workers studied a number of other substances with muscle relaxant properties.
it would seem more advisable to use gallamine to facilitate intubation on the post-burn patient ..."