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a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent, used in the form of the bromide salt as an adjunct to general anesthesia to induce relaxation of skeletal muscle and to facilitate endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation; administered intravenously.
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vecuroniumNorcuron® Anesthesiology An nondepolarizing muscle relaxing anesthetic derived from pancuronium Pros Vecuronium has minimal hemodynamic effects–it does not evoke histamine release. See Muscle relaxant. Nondepolarizing agent. Cf Depolarizing agent.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
vecuroniumA non-DEPOLARIZING muscle relaxant used in general anaesthesia. A brand name is Norcuron.
vecuroniumA non-polarizing muscle relaxant used with light general anaesthesia to achieve muscle relaxation for operations lasting for 20 to 30 minutes. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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