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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

/ve·cu·ro·ni·um/ (vek″u-ro´ne-um) a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent used as the bromide salt as an adjunct to anesthesia.

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.

vecuronium

a derivative of pancuronium, used as a short-acting neuromuscular blocking agent.
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On April (29), (2014), Oklahoma injected Clayton Lockett with three drugs: midazolam, vecuronium bromide (a muscle relaxant), and potassium chloride (an anticonvulsant and sedative).
It requires to use aminosteroid type of muscle relaxant like vecuronium.
Future studies may use a topically applied curariform agent in attempts to induce pupil dilation in American flamingos; vecuronium (32) and rocuronium (33-35) are agents that have proven effective at achieving mydriasis in a variety of avian species.
Their argument followed the state-ordered death last April of murderer Clayton Lockett, who writhed and moaned as he suffered a heart attack when the injection of midazolam, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride failed to kill him swiftly.
It seems he therefore could feel the suffocating effect of the next drug, the paralytic agent vecuronium bromide, and the burning, muscle cramps, and chest pain caused by the potassium chloride that was supposed to stop his heart.
succinylcholine, suxamethonium, vecuronium bromide, pancuronium bromide, and/or rocuronium bromide).
Oklahoma injected Lockett with midazolam, a sedative that is also used as an anti-seizure drug, followed by vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride.
Last week, they say, Michael Lee Wilson, who had taken part in the murder of a co-worker, was executed in Oklahoma using a cocktail of pentobarbital from a compounding pharmacy, vecuronium bromide, a paralytic, and potassium chloride, which stops the heart.
General anesthesia was induced with propofol, fentanyl, and sevoflurane and relaxation provided with vecuronium.
Ochoa was injected with a combination of sodium thiopental, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride, the standard three-drug cocktail currently employed in all Oklahoma executions.
It has been posited that the use of pancuronium bromide (or vecuronium bromide) in the three-drug execution protocol used by many states to execute death row inmates is inhumane because it does not affect consciousness or sensation.
A 1-mg dose of vecuronium followed by 120 mg of succinylcholine was administered to induce paralysis and facilitate endotracheal intubation.