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Dr. Martin Sokoll
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Pancuronium (Overview)

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


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What effect does pancuronium have on your nervous system?

What effect does pancuronium have on your nervous system?

Relaxes muscles: It is an injectable skeletal muscle relaxer. It should be used only by an anesthesia provider as it causes prolonged paralysis of muscles and will stop ones breathing. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Sokoll
31 doctors shared insights

Pancuronium (Overview)

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


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What effect does pancuronium have on your nervous system?

Relaxes muscles: It is an injectable skeletal muscle relaxer. It should be used only by an anesthesia provider as it causes prolonged paralysis of muscles and will stop ones breathing. ...Read more

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Will pancuronium cause the death of the patient if not intubated?

Will pancuronium cause the death of the patient if not intubated?

Need ventilation: Pancuronium is a medication that causes neuromuscular blockade, meaning that it stops skeletal muscle from working. The heart will beat, but the muscles that control breathing will stop. Breathing must be supported while the medication is in effect. Breathing is usually supported with a breathing tube and mechanical ventilation, but mask ventilation or an lma could support breathing too. ...Read more

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Can pancuronium cause the death of the patient if he/she is not intubated?

Can pancuronium cause the death of the patient if he/she is not intubated?

Possible, it depends: Pancuronium is a long acting paralytic that it takes a long time to reverse. After pancuronium is given, the patient is usually intubated since with pancuronium, the patient won't breath by themselves and he'll need mechanical ventilation to maintain normal oxygen levels. However, intubation is not the only way to help patients breath and other means (lma) can be used if intubation fails. ...Read more

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Will pancuronium cause the death of the patient if he/she is not intubated quickly?

Will pancuronium cause the death of the patient if he/she is not intubated quickly?

Yes: Or if someone breathes for them some other way (even cpr). Pancuronium and its sister medications were all discovered from the poisons used on poison arrows. ...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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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Pavulon (Definition)

Pavulon is a neuromuscular blocker which is a ...Read more