neuromuscular block


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neuromuscular block

A disturbance in the transmission of impulses from a motor endplate to a muscle. It may be caused by an excess or deficiency of acetylcholine or by drugs that inhibit or destroy acetylcholine. Synonym: neural blockade
See also: block
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Effects of preoperatively administered carbamazepine and phenytoin on rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block under sevoflurane anesthesia: a retrospective clinical study.
Anthropometric variables as predictors for duration of action of atracurium induced neuromuscular block.
Part I: definitions, incidence, and adverse physiologic effects of residual neuromuscular block.
12) suggested that in comparison to a placebo or neostigmine, sugammadex can more rapidly reverse rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blocks regardless of the depth of the block.
As the function of the diaphragm during sepsis is often severely impaired,[sup][5] it is of great importance to fully reverse the residual neuromuscular block in septic patients.
Small doses of sevoflurane were administered for cardiac protection (De Hert et ah, 2002) despite the fact that it augmented neuromuscular block in myasthenic patients (Baraka et ah, 2000; Itoh & Shibata, 2001).
Early assessment of neuromuscular block, including voluntary muscle action, twitch height, tetanic contraction (1949 to 1952)
In general surgeries, a neuromuscular block down to 2 twitches is adequate for rapid sequence induction.
In order to prevent complications resulting from residual paralysis, it is recommended to extubate only after the patient has recovered sufficiently from neuromuscular block.
A survey of current management of neuromuscular block in the United States and Europe.
Conclusions: Lower end-extubation intraocular pressure levels were obtained when sugammadex was used as a neuromuscular block reversal agent in comparison with neostigmine-atropine combination.