G B Bikhazi

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The interaction of d-tubocurarine, pancuronium, or succinylcholine with neomycin, streptomycin, or polymyxin B was investigated using a rat phrenic nerve-hemidiaphragm preparation. All neuromuscular blocking agents (relaxants) mutually potentiated the neuromuscular blocking action of one another; combinations of ineffective concentrations of relaxants and(More)
The effect of calcium channel blockers (Ca-antagonists) on the potency and reversibility of muscle relaxants (MR) was investigated in the in vitro phrenic nerve-hemidiaphragm and in vivo sciatic nerve-tibialis anterior preparation of rats. To increase the relevance of the experimental findings to the clinical situation, the [Ca++] and [Mg++] in vitro were(More)
The action of Ptychodiscus brevis "brevetoxins" T17 and T34 on rat phrenic nerve-stimulated hemidiaphragm contraction is reported. The potency of T34 is greater than the potency of T17, but both cause a complete block of neuromuscular transmission in the nM to pM concentration ranges. Preparations exposed to low concentrations of T17 can recover in the(More)
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