Medical Pharmacology:  General Anesthesia Clinical Case Questions

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  • A three-year-old girl was scheduled for tonsillectomy.

  • The anesthetist decided that induction of anesthesia be performed by inhalation, and that intubation be accomplished with intramuscular succinylcholine (Anectine) if necessary.


  • case author: Hugh S. Mathewson, M.D., Professor Emeritus, School of Allied Health, Department of Nurse Anesthesia, University of Kansas Medical Center
    case editor: Michael Gordon, Ph.D.



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