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Neuromuscular blocking agents are among the most commonly used drugs during general anesthesia. They compete with acetylcholine and interfere with the transmission of nerve impulses resulting in skeletal muscle relaxation. Based on their mechanism of action, neuromuscular blocking agents are classified as either depolarizing or nondepolarizing.(More)
Fifty-eight patients with major depression were randomly assigned to receive a hypnotic dose of either propofol or methohexital for their complete treatment series of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). As expected, seizure duration was significantly shorter with propofol than with methohexital anesthesia. Both groups recovered from their depression at the(More)
BACKGROUND Despite increased interest in non-invasive arterial pressure monitoring, the majority of commercially available technologies have failed to satisfy the limits established for the validation of automatic arterial pressure monitoring by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). According to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO(More)
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