Muscle Relaxants and Respiration

  • F. F. Foldes
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation / Anaesthesiologie und Wiederbelebung / Anesthésiologie et Réanimatión book series (A+I, volume 80)


Muscle relaxants may influence respiration by depressing the respiratory center, inhibiting neuromuscular (n. m.) transmission of the respiratory muscles, or altering airway resistance and/or compliance. Of these three possibilities the first and the third are relatively unimportant from the clinical point of view and require only brief consideration.


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