A 39-year-old member asked:
Please tell me, are neuromuscular blockers and anesthesia the same?
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Not exactly: Anesthesia refers to your level of consciousness during surgery. With general anesthesia, patients are unconscious for the duration of surgery. Neuromuscular blockers are sometimes given during general anesthesia to relax the muscles near the operative site and facilitate surgical exposure.
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: Neuromuscular blockers are drugs used in the practice of anesthesia but it is not an anesthetic. They are paralytics. They are NEVER used alone.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Are neuromuscular blockers and anesthesia the same thing ?
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Pain Management 39 years experience
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