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Are neuromuscular blockers and anesthesia the same thing ?
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Neuromuscular blocking agents (nmbs) are one of the components of general anesthesia, but you require many more medications to complete the job.
Nmbs facilitate the placement of an endotracheal tube, and improves operating conditions for the surgeon. They do not put or keep you asleep.

In brief: No
Neuromuscular blocking agents (nmbs) are one of the components of general anesthesia, but you require many more medications to complete the job.
Nmbs facilitate the placement of an endotracheal tube, and improves operating conditions for the surgeon. They do not put or keep you asleep.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Mark Gujer
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Dr. Ernesto Pretto
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Neuromuscular blockers are not the same thing as anesthesia.
They are adjuncts of general anesthesia (used in conjunction with and in addition to, general anesthetics). They are used to facilitate muscle relaxation during the surgical procedure, especially during abdominal surgery.

In brief: No
Neuromuscular blockers are not the same thing as anesthesia.
They are adjuncts of general anesthesia (used in conjunction with and in addition to, general anesthetics). They are used to facilitate muscle relaxation during the surgical procedure, especially during abdominal surgery.
Dr. Ernesto Pretto
Dr. Ernesto Pretto
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
In brief: Neuromuscular blocke
No they are not. Neuromuscular blocker is used to produce muscle relaxation.
It may or may not be used under general anesthesia. Neuromuscular blocker produces paralysis that is reversible.

In brief: Neuromuscular blocke
No they are not. Neuromuscular blocker is used to produce muscle relaxation.
It may or may not be used under general anesthesia. Neuromuscular blocker produces paralysis that is reversible.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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