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mivacurium/mi·va·cu·rium/ (mi″vah-ku´re-um) a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent of short duration, used as the chloride salt as an adjunct to anesthesia.
a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocker.
indications This drug is used to facilitate endotracheal intubation and skeletal muscle relaxation during mechanical ventilation, surgery, or general anesthesia.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Adverse effects of this drug include decreased blood pressure, bradycardia, tachycardia, diplopia, rash, urticaria, weakness, and prolonged skeletal muscle relaxation. Life-threatening side effects include paralysis, prolonged apnea, bronchospasm, wheezing, and respiratory depression.
mivacuriumAnesthesiology A short-acting nondepolarizing muscle relaxing anesthetic, a congener of atracurium. See Atracurium, Muscle relaxant, Nondepolarizing agent. Cf Depolarizing agent.
mivacuriumA non-depolarizing muscle-relaxant drug used by anaesthetists. The drug acts withing 3–4 minutes and its effect lasts for about 15 minutes. Mivacurium is rapidly broken down by CHOLINESTERASE in the blood. A brand name is Mivacron.
a nondepolarizing drug used to achieve neuromuscular blockade.