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Neuromuscular blockade 

Neuromuscular blockade
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Neuromuscular blockade
Author(s):

A Srivastava

and JM Hunter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199583386.003.0001
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date: 24 February 2020

Chapter 1 covers neuromuscular blockade, and features papers discussing d-tubocurarine chloride (dtc), pancuronium bromide, quantitative assessment of residual antidepolarizing block, atracurium and its use in patients with no renal function, the pharmacokinetics of atracurium besylate in healthy patients, double burst stimulation (DBS), how residual neuromuscular block is a risk factor for postoperative pulmonary complications, pharyngeal function and airway protection during various degrees of neuromuscular block in the awake state, and the development of an entirely new molecule to reverse the aminosteroidal neuromuscular blocking agent (NMBA), rocuronium, by encapsulation (chelation).

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