vecuronium


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vecuronium

 [vek″u-ro´ne-um]
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.

vecuronium

Norcuron® 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.

vecuronium

A non-DEPOLARIZING muscle relaxant used in general anaesthesia. A brand name is Norcuron.

vecuronium

A 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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Vecuronium and Atracurium are two muscle relaxants that come close to fulfil most of the above criteria.
The injection consisted of a sedative midazolam, a muscle-relaxer vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride.
But Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a blistering dissent, recounting details from a recent state court trial of a case brought by inmates contesting Tennessee's execution drugs -- midazolam as a sedative, the muscle-relaxer vecuronium bromide and then potassium chloride to stop the heart.
In contrast to neostigmine, sugammadex, just encapsulating aminosteroidal NMBA (rocuronium, vecuronium, pancuronium, pipecuronium), is equally efective in inhalative and intravenous anaesthesia (47).
A study conducted by Dupuis et al (29) found vecuronium better than pancuronium for reduction of shivering because vecuronium was not shown to increase myocardial work and was associated with fewer complications.
GA was induced with propofol 120mg, vecuronium 8mg, and glycopyrolate 0.2mg and the patient was mask-ventilated for 3 minutes with 100% oxygen and 7.0 Vol% Sevoflurane.
However, the amount of vecuronium consumed by patients who were administered sugammadex was identified as 56 (IQR: 48-63) mg, while the amount of vecuronium consumed by patients who were administered neostigmine was identified as 50 (IQR: 47-55) mg.
He received three injections consisting of three drugs: potassium chloride to stop his heart, midazolam to render him unconscious and vecuronium bromide to stop him from breathing.
Sugammadex is a novel agent for the reversal of the neuromuscular blockade that provided by rocuronium and vecuronium. It acts differently from anticholinesterases and can reverse even profound blocks induced with vecuronium or rocuronium.
Rocuronium bromide, ORG-9246, a newer nondepolarizing muscle relaxant with quick onset and intermediate duration of action has one-sixth of potency of vecuronium, which was introduced in the 1990s.
The other Pfizer products the drugmaker said it will block from use in executions are pancuronium bromide, potassium chloride, idazolam, hydromorphone, rocuronium bromide and vecuronium bromide.