succinylcholine


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suc·cin·yl·cho·line

 (sŭk′sə-nĭl-kō′lēn)
n.
A crystalline compound, C14H30N2O4, formed by esterification of succinic acid with choline and used medically to produce brief but complete muscular relaxation during surgical anesthesia.

succinylcholine

(ˌsʌksɪnɪlˈkəʊliːn)
n
a drug, C14H30N2O4, used primarily as a muscle relaxant, produced by the esterization of succinic acid with choline
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Noun1.succinylcholine - a muscle relaxant for striated muscle that is used as an adjunct to anesthesia during certain surgical procedures
muscle relaxant - a drug that reduces muscle contractility by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses or by decreasing the excitability of the motor end plate or by other actions
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Use of neuromuscular monitoring to detect prolonged effect of succinylcholine or mivacurium: three case reports.
Patients in group B received general anaesthesia (Propofol + succinylcholine + isoflurane) and cognitive impairement of patient was assessed by Psychiatrist via MMSE before ECT and after 2 weeks of ECT.
A comparison of succinylcholine and rocuronium for rapid-sequence intubation of emergency department patients.
Christine JC, Sitaram Raman, Timothy [7] studied the effects of low dose succinylcholine for insertion of laryngeal mask airway following etomidate anaesthesia.
After preoxygenation, intravenous ketamine and succinylcholine were administered.
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The patient underwent general anesthesia with a rapid sequence induction utilizing 170 mg propofol and 200 mg succinylcholine followed by tracheal intubation.
Assessment of Mini-dose Succinylcholine Effect on Facilitating Laryngeal Mask Airway Insertion.
Succinylcholine, commonly used for neuromuscular blockade, can cause PORML with or without features of malignant hyperthermia.
The incentive for this was to distinguish the apnoea following succinylcholine from residual narcotisation.
relaxants, but the side effects of succinylcholine, such as hyperkalemia, intracranial hypertension, myalgias and others has limited its clinical use.
Succinylcholine is still the accepted standard to facilitate tracheal intubation in developing country like India, despite the recent introduction of short acting non depolarizing neuromuscular blockers.