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Postpartum patients have slightly prolonged neuromuscular block after mivacurium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9428856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
IMPLICATIONS: Postpartum patients have decreased amounts of the plasma cholinesterase enzyme. This would slow the metabolism of the muscle relaxant mivacurium. However, the duration of muscle paralysis is only prolonged by approximately 3 min, which would not normally cause any significant problems.
T Gin; J L Derrick; M T Chan; P T Chui; T W Mak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-29     Completed Date:  1998-01-29     Revised Date:  2014-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Isoquinolines / pharmacology*
Middle Aged
Neuromuscular Junction / drug effects*
Neuromuscular Nondepolarizing Agents / pharmacology*
Postpartum Period / physiology*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Isoquinolines; 0/Neuromuscular Nondepolarizing Agents; 77D66S9Q93/mivacurium

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