Martine C. McManus

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The historical development, pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, clinical applications, pharmacologic basis for selection, adverse effects, and cost of neuromuscular blockers (NMBs) are discussed. The first NMB to be used was tubocurarine. During neurotransmission, acetylcholine is synthesized, stored in vesicles at the neuromuscular junction,(More)
The historical development, pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, clinical applications, pharmacologic basis for selection, adverse effects, and cost of neuromuscular blockers (NMBs) are discussed. The first NMB to be used was tubocurarine. During neurotransmission, acetylcholine is synthesized, stored in vesicles at the neuromuscular junction,(More)
A twenty-five-year-old female presented with a large retroperitoneal mass. Workup included history and physical exam, imaging, biopsy, colonoscopy, and gynecologic exam. After surgical resection, the mass was determined to be a primary retroperitoneal mucinous tumor (PRMT). Clinically and histologically, these tumors are similar pancreatic and ovarian(More)
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