Muscle relaxants are one of the three main groups of drugs forming the pillars of general anaesthesia, namely hypnotics, analgesics and the muscle relaxants. Understanding the anatomical and physiological basis of neuromuscular transmission contributes to a more appropriate use of muscle relaxants. The neuromuscular effects of muscle relaxants can be accurately measured intraoperatively. Moreover, in the last years, the equipment for assessment of the neuromuscular blockage is becoming more and more user-friendly and side of stimulation as well as the stimulation pattern has to be adapted to the clinical situation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Monitoring of neuromuscular transmission|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Medecine et Hygiene|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1996|
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