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What are some neuromuscular blocking agents?
Succinylcholine (Anectine)
Tubocurarine chloride
Pancuronium bromide (Pavulon)
Vecuronium (Norcuron)
Rocuronium (Zemuron)
How does Succinylcholine work?
Depolarizing agent that competes with acetylcholine for cholinergic receptors of the motor end plate of the muscle.  If these receptors remain occupied by the depolarizing agent, further stiumulation cannot occur and paralysis persists.
When is Succinylcholine used?
Used as a short-term paralyzing agent to facilitate ET intubation
When are Tubocurarine chloride, Vecuronium and Rocuronium used?
Used to paralyze patients who are "fighting' mechanical ventilation
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