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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Atracurium (Overview)

Atracurium is a neuromuscular blocker which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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When is atracurium used?

When is atracurium used?

Renal failure/insuff: Atracurium is a muscle relaxant which is not dependent on kidney for elimination. So we use it for patients with poor kidney function or failure. ...Read more

Dr. Fred McCurdy
33 doctors shared insights

Atracurium (Overview)

Atracurium is a neuromuscular blocker which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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When is atracurium used?

Renal failure/insuff: Atracurium is a muscle relaxant which is not dependent on kidney for elimination. So we use it for patients with poor kidney function or failure. ...Read more

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Why atracurium is used in both hepatic and renal failure patients?

Why atracurium is used in both hepatic and renal failure patients?

Atracurium use: The reason atracurium can be used in hepatic and renal failure patients is because the breakdown process is not dependent on kidney are liver function. The drug is broken down through a process called the hoffman eleimination that is independent of organ activity. However, the main metabolite is laudanosine and it can acumulate in elderly renal and liver failure patients. ...Read more

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Why atracurium is used in both patients with hepatic and renal failure?

Why atracurium is used in both patients with hepatic and renal failure?

Elimination mechani: Atracurium is not dependent on liver or kidneys for elimination, so it wears off normally in these patients. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Tracrium (Definition)

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