vecuronium bromide


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ve·cu·ro·ni·um bro·mide

(ve'kyū-rō'nē-ŭm brō'mīd),
A nondepolarizing neuromuscular relaxant with a relatively short duration of action; a monoquaternary homologue of pancuronium.

vecuronium bromide

[vek′yərō′nē·əm]
a neuromuscular blocking drug.
indications This drug is used as an adjunct to general anesthesia, to facilitate endotracheal intubation, and to relax skeletal muscles during surgery or mechanical ventilation.
contraindications This drug should be used cautiously in patients with myasthenia gravis or other neuromuscular disorders and in patients who have been given drugs that produce or increase neuromuscular block. Effects of vecuronium may be prolonged in patients with liver disease.
adverse effects No serious adverse effects have been reported.

ve·cu·ro·ni·um bro·mide

(ve'kyū-rō'nē-ŭm brō'mīd)
A nondepolarizing neuromuscular relaxant with a relatively short duration of action.
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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.
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.
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.
8) Analysis of the results suggested that only vecuronium bromide, administered at a dose of 2 drops, 3 times, at 15-minute intervals, provides an effective mydriasis of the pupil without adverse effects.
Anaesthesia was maintained with 1% halothane in oxygen and muscle relaxation achieved with vecuronium bromide.
The relaxant detected in the 11-year-old girl's blood was identified as vecuronium bromide, 4 milligrams of which is enough to make a 40-kilogram person stop breathing in about four minutes, if injected into a vein.
The girl, who remains unconscious, had traces of a muscle relaxant comprising vecuronium bromide in her blood.
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Their argument followed the stateordered 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.