The Patient Who Could Not Raise Her Head

Vecuronium, gentamicin
  • Nicole L. Varela
  • Toby N. Weingarten
  • Juraj Sprung

Abstract

This case discusses a synergistic pharmacodynamic interaction between vecuronium and gentamicin.

Keywords

Pharmacodynamics Synergistic Synergism Neuromuscular weakness Neuromuscular blocker Vecuronium Gentamicin Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Atracurium Presynaptic calcium ion–sensing receptors Acetycholine Neuromuscular junction Presynaptic Motor end plate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole L. Varela
    • 1
  • Toby N. Weingarten
    • 2
  • Juraj Sprung
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyWinona HealthWinonaUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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