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succinylcholine

 [suk″sĭ-nil-ko´lēn]
a neuromuscular blocking agent used as the chloride salt to aid in such procedures as endotracheal intubation and endoscopy, as an adjunct to surgical anesthesia, and in convulsive therapy; administered intramuscularly or intravenously.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

suc·ci·nyl·cho·line

(sŭk'si-nil-kō'lēn),
A neuromuscular relaxant with short duration of action that characteristically first depolarizes the motor endplate (phase I block) but is often later associated with a curarelike, nondepolarizing neuromuscular block (phase II block); used to produce relaxation for tracheal intubation and during surgical anesthesia.
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succinylcholine

(sŭk′sə-nĭl-kō′lēn)
n.
A crystalline compound, C14H30N2O4, formed by esterification of succinic acid with choline and used medically to produce brief but complete muscular relaxation during surgical anesthesia.
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succinylcholine

Anesthesiology A potent, rapid depolarizing muscle relaxant that provides short-term paralysis for tracheal intubation during surgery, attenuating motor activity of seizures evoked by electroconvulsive therapy Complications Postoperative myalgia, transient ↑ in serum K+, ↑ in intraocular, intracranial, and intragastric pressure; malignant hyperthermia. See Cholinesterase, Dibucaine number, Depolarizing agent, Muscle relaxant.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

suc·ci·nyl·cho·line

(sŭk'si-nil-kō'lēn)
A neuromuscular relaxant with short duration of action that characteristically first depolarizes the motor endplate (phase I block) but is often later associated with a curarelike, nondepolarizing neuromuscular block (phase II block); used to produce relaxation for tracheal intubation and during surgical anesthesia.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

suc·ci·nyl·cho·line

(sŭk'si-nil-kō'lēn)
A neuromuscular relaxant with short duration of action that characteristically first depolarizes the motor endplate (phase I block) but is often later associated with a curarelike, nondepolarizing neuromuscular block (phase II block).
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012