The Influence of Temperature on the Adductor Pollicis Twitch Tension in the Presence and Absence of Vecuronium

  • Tom Heier
Conference paper


Previously, the effect of hypothermia on muscle twitch tension in the presence and absence of neuromuscular blocking drugs has been studied several times. It is striking that few clinical studies have been done previously. Because almost all investigations have been performed within a temperature range not normally encountered clinically, it is unclear if previously obtained results are applicable to every-day anesthesia. Previous results are conflicting. Additionally, the adductor pollicis muscle temperature has not been recorded during cooling.


Core Temperature Mild Hypothermia Central Hypothermia Local Cool Muscle Temperature 
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© Springer Japan 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Heier
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  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Kongsvinger HospitalNorway and University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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