neuromuscular relaxant


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neu·ro·mus·cu·lar re·lax·ant

an agent (for example, curare or succinylcholine) that produces relaxation of striated muscle by interruption of transmission of nervous impulses at the myoneural junction.

neuromuscular relaxant

A drug (e.g., succinylcholine) that prevents transmission of stimuli to muscle tissue, esp. striated muscle.
See also: relaxant
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The data recorded included demographics (age, gender, body weight, height), pre-surgical information (comorbidities, use of pre-anesthesia drugs, surgical diagnosis, and intraoperative variables such as IV anesthetic agents, inhaled anesthesia, antibiotics, GI protective agents, antiemetics, and divalent electrolytes, in addition to the neuromuscular relaxants studied at full and body weight estimated doses).
An important consideration is that in our setting, despite the frequent use of nondepolarizing neuromuscular relaxants, a protocol is not followed and exclusively depends on the anesthetist's skill.
So the question arises: Is reversal of Rp with nondepolarizing neuromuscular relaxants really necessary in patients over 65 years of age, when residual relaxation presents during the recovery phase of neuromuscular relaxation?
2] muscarinic receptors by pirenzepine or methoctramine, respectively, worsen Fade (50 Hz) induced by cisatracurium when this neuromuscular relaxant causes 17% Fade (50 Hz) (Pereira et al.
2A] receptors mediate fade induced by neuromuscular relaxants that exhibit anticholinesterase activity.

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