Evolution of the Use of Anaesthetic Drugs: Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

  • A. d’Hollander
  • M. Baurain
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Recent developments in the use of muscle relaxants can be related to different factors: to several new compounds of medium or short duration — cisatracurium, mivacurium, rocuronium, rapacuronium —, clinical pharmacology, to the spread of peripheral nerve stimulator, or to progressive changes in the clinical activities of the anesthesiologists (by example, the increasing development of day care in our actual practice).


Muscle Relaxant Anaesthetic Drug Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Adductor Pollicis Tetanic Stimulation 
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  • A. d’Hollander
  • M. Baurain

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