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Year : 1977  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211--214

Pseudocholinesterase activity and its relationship to suxamethonium apnoea

Sen Nirmal1, Chatterjee Sumantra2, KN Sharma3 
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Suxamethonium chloride. a short acting muscle relaxant has been reported to cause prolonged apnoea in some patients. In this study the relationship between pseudo-cholinesterase activity, dibucaine number and duration of apnoea after suxamethonium chloride was investigated in the local population. These patients were otherwise healthy but suffering from minor problems requiring surgical procedures. It may be concluded that estimation of PChE level and dibucaine number is an effective guide for the administration of suxamethonium chloride.


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Nirmal S, Sumantra C, Sharma K N. Pseudocholinesterase activity and its relationship to suxamethonium apnoea.Indian J Pharmacol 1977;9:211-214


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Nirmal S, Sumantra C, Sharma K N. Pseudocholinesterase activity and its relationship to suxamethonium apnoea. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 1977 [cited 2019 Oct 15 ];9:211-214
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