Effect of neostigmine and pyridostigmine on the plasma cholinesterase activity.

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The effect of neostigmine 0.05 mg kg-1 or pyridostigmine 0.25 mg kg-1 on serum cholinesterase activity was investigated in 20 adult patients undergoing elective surgery. Both drugs produced marked depression of enzymatic activity. The maximal depression was observed in samples taken 5 min after injection. The maximal percentage depression of enzymatic… (More)

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