You have anesthetized, in a routine manner, a 30-yr-old man American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status 2 who is scheduled for a cervical lymph node biopsy with a possible neck dissection. Succinylcholine 70 mg is given because the surgeon has requested no muscle relaxation during surgery. Ten minutes later the surgeon, with his finger in the patient’s mouth, asks you if the patient is paralyzed. How can you best convince him that the patient is not paralyzed?
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