Tetanic fade and post-tetanic tension in the absence of neuromuscular blocking agents in anesthetized man.

@article{Stanec1978TetanicFA,
  title={Tetanic fade and post-tetanic tension in the absence of neuromuscular blocking agents in anesthetized man.},
  author={Anna Stanec and J Heyduk and G Stanec and L R Orkin},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1978},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={102-7}
}
Frequency and time dependent changes in neuromuscular transmission were examined in 30 patients undergoing elective minor surgical procedures not requiring the use of muscle relaxants. Anesthesia was induced with sodium thiopenthal and maintained with N2O-O2 and fractional does of meperidine or fentanyl. Neuromuscular function was measured by recording the force of thumb adduction evoked by supramaximal stimulation of the ulnar nerve at the wrist. Single stimuli were applied every 2.5 seconds… CONTINUE READING