New Intravenous Anaesthetics and Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs

@article{Reilly2012NewIA,
  title={New Intravenous Anaesthetics and Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs},
  author={Charles S. Reilly and Walter S. Nimmo},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2012},
  volume={34},
  pages={98-135}
}
SummaryThe newer neuromuscular blocking drugs include vecuronium and atracurium. Vecuronium is a competitive neuromuscular blocking drug with a steroid nucleus. A dose of 0.1 mg/kg has an onset time of 2 minutes and provides surgical paralysis for 20 minutes. Recovery to 90% twitch height occurs in 40 to 50 minutes. Vecuronium has few adverse effects and its use is associated with cardiovascular stability. Atracurium is a competitive neuromuscular blocking drug which undergoes Hofmann… 
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