Definition of succinylcholine in English:


Line breaks: suc¦cinyl|cho¦line
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌksɪnʌɪlˈkəʊliːn


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A synthetic compound used as a short-acting muscle relaxant and local anaesthetic. It is an ester of choline with succinic acid.
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    • This ‘crash induction’ consists of preoxygenation and rapid administration of an IV induction agent, followed by administration of a full paralyzing dose of a rapid-acting muscle relaxant, most commonly succinylcholine.
    • In the review by Trollor and Sachdev, a muscle relaxant was used in 50% of the cases with succinylcholine being the most common.
    • Light anesthesia is induced using a short-acting barbiturate, usually methohexital IV followed by succinylcholine IV for muscle relaxation.

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