Neuromuscular blocking agents are being used for over half a century in clinical anesthesia. They have played an important role in the development of modern anesthesia and surgery, and in the understanding of physiological processes that take place at the neuromuscular junction. These drugs arè administered to patients to provide tracheal intubation, to facilitate artihcial ventilation, to create optimal surgical conditions and to enable ventilatory treatment for specific diseases, e.g. tetanus. In order to optimize safety in administration of the muscle relaxants, the individual drug response should be assessed by monitoring the characteristics of muscle relaxant induced neuromuscular block. ... Zie: Summary
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