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Difference of Recovery of Neuromuscular Function in Adductor Pollicis and Flexor Hallucis Brevis Following Muscle Relaxation with Vecuronium

  • Yasuyuki Hirose
  • Hiromichi Ito
  • Shigeharu Jinno
Conference paper

Abstract

In general anesthesia, neuromuscular function should be monitored to detect the degree of recovery from muscle relaxation for safety use of neuromuscular blocking agent. The method of the detection involves measuring the force of the muscle contraction induced by electrical stimulation of the peripheral nerve innervating of a muscle. Ulner nerve and Adductor Pollicis muscle are usually evaluated for this purposed. However these cannot be used, for example, in the case of burn or trauma in the hands, forearm surgery, or head and neck surgery. In these cases, Tibial nerve and Flexor Hallucis Brevis muscle may be substituted.

Keywords

Electrical Stimulation Muscle Relaxation Ulner Nerve Recovery Phase Neuromuscular Blocking 
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Copyright information

© Springer Japan 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuyuki Hirose
    • 1
  • Hiromichi Ito
    • 1
  • Shigeharu Jinno
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyDental Hospital, Tokyo Medical and Dental UniversityBunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113Japan

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