After stabilisation, gallamine
was administered and the depression of thumb muscle tension and the subsequent recovery were recorded.
Key words: Caesalpinia bonduc extract (Cebo), Neostigmine, Gallamine
Presumably its use in Operation Desert Storm would be to protect persons from the effects of a type of nerve gas; it is already approved by FDA for use as an antidote to curariform drugs and gallamine
triethoxide, drugs that have toxic effects related to those of the nerve gas in question.
Pigs are resistant to certain types of muscle relaxants used in people, for example, gallamine
At the start of my training in 1962 suxamethonium was widely used for intubation, as the two non-depolarizing relaxants curare and gallamine
in doses that would lead to easy and early reversal provided prolonged intubation times.
The response to suxamethonium and gallamine
was largely unaltered by halothane, but with d-tubocurarine, profound bradycardia and hypotension occurred, and also to a lesser extent with neostigmine.
Tubocurarine was the drug of choice for operations of any significant duration, but because tubocurarine lasted around thirty minutes, gallamine
was often preferred for shorter operations.