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drug

noun alterant, analgesic, anesthetic, anesthetic agent, anodyne, antibiotic, chemical substance, curative preparation, medical preparation, medicament, medication, medicinal component, medicinal innredient, narcotic preparation, narcotic substance, opiate, painkiller, palliative, physic, prescription, remedy, sedative, soporific, stimulant, stupefacient
Associated concepts: adulterated drugs, dangerous drugs, drug addiction, habit-forming drug, influence of drugs, laaeling of drugs, poisonous drugs or chemicals, possession of drugs, preparation of drugs, prescription drugs, regulaaion of drugs, sale of drugs

drug

verb administer, anesthetize, anoint, apply a remedy, benumb, cure, deaden, desensitize, dose, dull, heal, inject, medicare, medicate, narcotize, numb, palliate, physic, poultice, prescribe, put to sleep, stun, stupefy, treat
Associated concepts: drug addicts
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Non-depolarising neuromuscular blocking drugs gradually decrease acetylcholine release from the motor nerve terminal (7,8).
Due to the still unclear pharmacodynamics of neuromuscular blocking drugs in these patients, they may be avoided or used with caution.
Of these 144, 142 patients were intradermally tested for drugs that might have been used at a previous anaesthetic (if those drugs were available) and for all other commonly used anaesthetic drugs including propofol, midazolam and neuromuscular blocking drugs (NMBDs).
Despite the use of anti-tetanus immunoglobulin, midazolam, magnesium, intrathecal baclofen and propofol, we were still reliant on neuromuscular blocking drugs for much of the clinical course.
Retrieval patients are potentially at risk of awareness due to their higher severity of illness, haemodynamic instability" imposing limits on doses of sedative drugs, risk of equipment failure in the remote environment", high use of neuromuscular blocking drugs, environmental limits of monitoring equipment performance, inadequate clinical performance by inexperienced staff 9,2[degrees] and a lack of awareness of the problem by retrieval staff and follow-up of 'at-risk' retrieval patients.
The so-called compound electromyogram (EMG) could be converted to a digital output, thus measuring the level of paralysis of the muscle when neuromuscular blocking drugs were given.
They concluded "In comparison with the established neuromuscular blocking drugs, vecuronium would seem to represent a significant advance in that controlled relaxation can be readily maintained during surgical procedures extending in duration from some 20 minutes to many hours, without risk of prolonging recovery or unwanted side-effects.
Current recommendations regarding anaesthesia for patients with known motor neurone disease include; avoiding suxamethonium (because of the risk of hyperkalaemia) (10), and exercising extreme caution with the use of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs (11).

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