Onset and duration of rocuronium and succinylcholine at the adductor pollicis and laryngeal adductor muscles in anesthetized humans.


BACKGROUND Rocuronium, a new nondepolarizing muscle relaxant, has a rapid onset of activity and may be suitable as a component of a rapid-sequence induction of anesthesia. We evaluated a range of doses on onset and duration of effect at the larynx and the adductor pollicis and compared these characteristics with those of succinylcholine. METHODS Forty… (More)


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