Drugs to facilitate recovery of neuromuscular blockade and muscle strength

  title={Drugs to facilitate recovery of neuromuscular blockade and muscle strength},
  author={Yuhji Saitoh},
  journal={Journal of Anesthesia},
Several drugs that quicken recovery from neuromuscular blockade caused by vecuronium in anesthetized patients are reviewed. Ulinastatin, a protease inhibitor, is thought to promote the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction and increases hepatic blood flow and urine volume. For this reason, ulinastatin quickens recovery from neuromuscular blockade in anesthetized patients receiving vecuronium. Additionally, pretreatment with ulinastatin avoids prolongation of vecuronium-induced… CONTINUE READING


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