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phase II block

 

Definition: inhibition of nerve impulse transmission across the myoneural junction unaccompanied by depolarization of the motor endplate, as in the muscle paralysis produced by tubocurarine. Occurs after prolonged exposure to high doses of succinylcholine.

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