magnesium sulphate


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magnesium sulphate

An agent which, when administered intraveinously, may slow the ventricular response to rapid atrial fibrillation, and act in tandem with pharmacotherapy to decrease the heart rate attributed to intracellular magnesium depletion seen in ethanol abuse, renal failure, in hypokalaemia, hyponatraemia, or in patients receiving digoxin or diuretics.

magnesium sulphate

A drug formerly used by mouth or by ENEMA to treat constipation and by injection to treat magnesium deficiency. Was also much used by local application in a paste or poultice to draw water from wounds. Also known as Epsom salts. The use of magnesium sulphate, especially in people with kidney disorders, can lead to severe toxicity. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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was found to be significantly lower in dexmedetomidine than magnesium sulphate and control groups (p value < 0.05).
PE Ozcan a Turkish anesthetist conducted a study on role of magnesium sulphate in postoperative pain management.14 He compared mgso4 with morphin in post operative pain relief in thoracotomy patients and concluded that there was no significant difference in demographics and mean VAS score in both groups.
Kwon, "Magnesium sulphate has beneficial effects as an adjuvant during general anaesthesia for Caesarean section," British Journal of Anaesthesia, vol.
In the present study the application of the foliar spray significantly increased the number of branches with Treatment 3 which was Magnesium sulphate (0.05%) indicating the highest number of the branches followed by all the treatments which pared statistically except for plants treated with calcium chloride@0.05% and calcium chloride@ 0.1%.
Therefore, the aim of our review and our research question was to identify, evaluate, and summarise the evidence for the use of intravenous magnesium sulphate, compared to placebo control, for analgesic effect in parturients undergoing caesarean section and qualitatively review its effectiveness.
Group A comprised controls, Group B animals were administered dexamethasone 4mg/kg body weight per day intra-peritoneally, and Group C animals were given magnesium sulphate 20mg/kg body weight per day intramuscularly, with dexamethasone at same dose as in Group B.
Effects of magnesium sulphate and clonidine on propofol consumption, haemodynamics and postoperative recovery.
Use of magnesium sulphate in the anaesthetic management of phaeochromocytoma: a review of 17 anaesthetics.
The tanks are filled with 600 litres of water, 325 kilos of Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) and maintained at 35.5 degrees temperature.
Sterile magnesium sulphate powder was applied over the mass (Fig.