Neuromuscular blocking agents

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Neuromuscular blocking agents bind to acetylcholine receptors postsynaptically and inhibit the action of acetylcholine. This blocks neuromuscular transmission and causes paralysis of the muscle.

Neuromuscular blocking agents are used as an adjunct to anesthesia, only when artificial ventilation is available, to produce muscle relaxation in order to prevent movement of muscle during surgery.

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Medical conditions associated with neuromuscular blocking agents:

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