Medical Pharmacology:  Neuromuscular Junction Blocker Practice Questions

  • A 25 year-old football player was admitted to same day surgery for repair of a shoulder separation.

  • The orthopedic surgeon indicated that the surgical procedure would be relatively brief, and that he would prefer that recovery from muscle relaxant drugs be complete before the patient is released, so that operative results could be properly evaluated.

  • Induction of general anesthesia was performed with propofol (Diprivan), to mg/kg.


  • 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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