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Determining a Rationale for the Choice of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in Anaesthesia Practice

  • T. Pellis

Abstract

Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) are used during anaesthesia to facilitate endotracheal intubation and provide surgically required muscle relaxation or paralysis; this allows a lighter plane of anaesthesia since NMBAs prevent patient movement. Using deeper planes of anaesthesia to keep patients still may produce unacceptable cardiovascular depression.

Keywords

Neuromuscular Blockade Malignant Hyperthermia Neuromuscular Blocking Agent Anaesthesia Practice Intermediate Duration 
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