succinylcholine

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a muscle relaxant for striated muscle that is used as an adjunct to anesthesia during certain surgical procedures

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He concludes: "This chemical analysis shows that using the common anaesthetic drugs fentanyl, etomidate, rocuronium bromide and suxamethonium chloride appears safe even in this extreme environment in Antarctica." (ANI)
Suxamethonium chloride, a depolarizing muscle relaxant due to its quick onset of action and excellent intubating conditions has remained a muscle relaxant of choice for endotracheal intubation for years together not only in planned surgeries but also in emergency surgeries.
Absolute indications are: replacement of single-factor deficiencies when factor concentrate was not available, immediate reversal of warfarin effect, vitamin K deficiency associated bleeding, acute disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), inherited deficiencies in coagulation, and suxamethonium chloride apnoea.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, said that the drug also known as Suxamethonium chloride has been used as a paralyzing agent for executions by lethal injection.
The patient was given bag and mask ventilation, paralysed with suxamethonium chloride 1.0 mg/kg intravenously, intubated, and ventilated on synchronised intermittent mandatory ventilation (volume cycled).