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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

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In 1969, David Heisterkamp described post-tetanic potentiation and diminution in twitch height with repeated stimulation under neuromuscular block 23.
This work was quoted by Viby-Mogensen and colleagues in 1981, when he first described the use of PTC to detect deep levels of neuromuscular block and as a method of predicting return of the first twitch in monitoring (25).
In this preliminary communication a technique for the detection of neuromuscular block is suggested which utilizes this facilitation phenomenon.
We present a new pattern of nerve stimulation--double burst stimulation (DBS)--to detect residual neuromuscular block manually.
Stimulus frequency in the detection of neuromuscular block in humans.
The relation between the response to "train-of-four" stimulation and receptor occlusion during competitive neuromuscular block.
An animal experiment showed that neuromuscular block from a combination of neuromuscular blocking drugs and local anaesthetic is only partially reversed by neostigmine (18), but is effectively antagonised by 4-aminopyridine, a selective blocker of [K.
Reduction in acetylcholine release by local anaesthetic causes tetanic fade of muscle contraction without neuromuscular block (1).
Epidurally administered mepivacaine delays recovery of train-of-four ratio from vecuronium-induced neuromuscular block.
Table 1 Demographic data and lag, onset, and DUR%25 times of vecuronium-induced neuromuscular block Epidural group, Control group, P value (n=45) (n=45) Age, y 50.
Reversal of rocuronium-induced profound neuromuscular block by sugammadex in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.