Muscle Relaxants: Physiologic and Pharmacologic Aspects
ISBN/ASIN: 9784431668985,9784431668961 | 1995 | English | pdf | 415/412 pages | 12.6 Mb
Publisher: Springer Tokyo | Author: J. P. Payne (auth.), Kazuaki Fukushima M.D., Ph.D, Ryoichi Ochiai M.D., Ph.D (eds.) | Edition: 1
At the Fifth International Neuromuscular Meeting held in Tokyo in 1994, leading experts in the field came together to discuss the physiology and pharmacology of neuromuscular receptor sites and neuromuscular blocking agents (NBAs). The proceedings of the meeting present a review of the history of muscle relaxants and a comprehensive examination of recent research, with a primary focus on clinical considerations. Among the topics covered by specific chapters are aspects of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), pharmacokinetics, metabolism and metabolites of neuromuscular blocking agents, and drug interaction. Presenting the most up-to-date knowledge of the physiology and pharmacology of the NMJ and NBAs, this volume will be highly valuable to clinicians and researchers in anesthesiology, physiology, and pharmacology.