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    Annales francaises d…
    1983

[Role of vecuronium in comparison with curariform drugs used in man].

@article{TannieresRuffie1983RoleOV,
  title={[Role of vecuronium in comparison with curariform drugs used in man].},
  author={M.-L. Tannieres-Ruffie and Guy Vourc'h},
  journal={Annales francaises d'anesthesie et de reanimation},
  year={1983},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={
          35-8
        }
}
Vecuronium, a new non-depolarizing muscle relaxant, was more powerful than d-tubocurarine, gallamine and alcuronium. Its muscle blocking effect was similar to that of pancuronium. It had a smaller distribution volume and a quicker elimination half-life than the other non-depolarizing muscle blocking drugs. The time of onset and duration of action, as well as the time for recovery were also shorter, being 3-5 min, 17-22 min and 25 min respectively. The accumulation of vecuronium in the body was… CONTINUE READING