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Suxamethonium

suxamethonium

(Science: drug) A depolarising neuromuscular blocking agent, which resembles acetylcholine in structure and binds to acetylcholine receptors, acting as an agonist.

unlike acetylcholine persists for long enough to cause the loss of electrical excitability.


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I need an answer please

... you must remember that excessive stimulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors causes depolarisation block... this is how muscle relaxants like suxamethonium cause paralysis...

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by Revenged
Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:47 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
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