Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Aminosteroidal Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Their Metabolites

  • Naosuke Sugai
  • Choku Yajima


With the refinement of analytical methods for aminostero idal neuromuscular blocking agents using gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy(1), it is becoming increasingly important to analyze the parent compound as well as their metabolites in evaluating the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of these agents. Much evidence is coming out demonstrat ing, for example, that 3-OH vecuronium is playing an important role in the neuromuscular blocking action of vecuronium when it is given for a long time or to patients with compromised organs(2,3).


Neuromuscular Blockade Bolus Administration Neuromuscular Blocking Agent Prolonged Neuromuscular Blockade Pharmacokinetic Simulation 
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© Springer Japan 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Naosuke Sugai
    • 1
  • Choku Yajima
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113Japan

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