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Cure-alike Drugs

Post by sophomoric » Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:38 am

Does anyone know what they are? And if you do, what are its importance to surgery???

Thanks in advance. I can't seem to find it anywhere, even in google.

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Post by victor » Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:57 pm

Well, If you talking about drugs that are used in surgery maybe I'll think like this. There are 3 types of drugs which are depresant, halutinogen and stimulant. IMMSMR, depresant is often used in surgery with certain dosage to make the nervous kinda 'not functioning' for a while...
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Post by Dr.Stein » Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:14 pm

Maybe something analgesic or anesthetic?
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Post by canalon » Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:31 pm

Hi,

I am not a specialist, but are you not talking about "curar-like" drugs?
Curar is a poison that blocks the muscles (i don't know exactly how on the top of my head) and some drugs that have the same effects are used in surgery to paralyse the patient.

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Post by sophomoric » Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:21 am

thanks guys, talked to my prof about it and was told that it was an anesthetic. how come google doesn't have anything about it though???

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Post by mith » Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:51 pm

It's spelt curare. I saw this drug featured in Batman Beyond :D.
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:08 pm

Just in case anyone was wondering...
Kurare acts as a specific inhibitor for the acetilcoline mediated Na channel
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:09 pm

Ask your prof if he knows that... I am curious
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