neuromuscular blocking drug


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neuromuscular blocking drug

A type of drug used during the administration of anesthesia to allow surgical access to body cavities, esp. in particular the abdomen and thorax, by preventing voluntary or reflex muscle movement. These drugs are also used to facilitate compliance in critically ill patients undergoing intensive therapy such as mechanical ventilation.
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When a non-depolarising neuromuscular blocking drug is preceded by the same or another sub-paralysing dose of non-depolarising muscle relaxant, there is shorter onset of neuromuscular blockade.
The use of a nerve stimulator is strongly recommended to monitor the effect of neuromuscular blocking drugs during intraoperative hypothermia.
The present study demonstrated that a bolus dose of remifentanil given simultaneously with sevoflurane and nitrous oxide produced acceptable intubating conditions at two minutes in healthy premedicated paediatric patients without the use of neuromuscular blocking drugs.
This drug enables medical personnel to reverse the effects of neuromuscular blocking drugs and restore spontaneous breathing after surgery.
Literature findings on the presence of anti-AChR antibodies and sensitivity to nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs in myasthenic patients undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB are inconsistent.
Postoperative residual block after intermediate-acting neuromuscular blocking drugs. Anaesthesia 2001; 56:312-318.
(69) In 2006, the ASA commissioned a task force on the subject, and eventually issued a lengthy practice advisory intended to "reduce the frequency of unintended intraoperative awareness." (70) Among other things, the report warned that the "use of neuromuscular blocking drugs [such as pancuronium] may mask purposeful or reflex movements and adds additional importance to the use of monitoring methods that assure the adequate delivery of anesthesia." (71)
Intended to serve as a quick resource for information about the pharmacology of drugs encountered during anesthesia and to the physiologic responses that impact anesthetics, this guide covers inhaled anesthetics, opiod agonists and antagonists, barbituates, local anesthetics, neuromuscular blocking drugs, digitalis and related drugs, calcium channel blockers, and anti-hypertensive drugs, among others, as well as cell structure and function, body fluids, autonomic nervous systems, pain, acid-base balance, and metabolism, among other topics.
Simple high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the analysis of the non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs in clinical anaesthesia.
Thus, anesthetic and neuromuscular blocking drugs, analgesics, preparations for eye surgery, specialized antibiotics, immunosuppressant, and some chemotherapeutic and highly specialized drugs are not provided through PBS.

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