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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Parikh K, Modh DB, Upadhyay MR: comparison of rocuronium bromide with suxamethonium chloride for tracheal intubation: International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health | 2014 | Vol 3 | Issue 5.
Suxamethonium chloride, a depolarizing muscle relaxant due to its quick onset of action and excellent intubating conditions has remained a muscle relaxant of choice for endotracheal intubation for years together not only in planned surgeries but also in emergency surgeries.
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