PMID: 34334Jan 1, 1979

Neuromuscular blocking potency of fazadinium in man

Y HashimotoM Satou


The study was designed to compare the recovery rates of fazadinium and four other commonly used competitive muscle relaxants in forty patients and eight volunteers. One-fifth to 1/10 of the clinical doses of the muscle relaxants were diluted in 20 ml of saline and injected intravenously at the wrist after inflation of a pneumatic tourniquet on the upper arm. After 3 min the tourniquet was released and the recovery time of twitch tension from 25 to 75% of the control determined. Evoked force of middle finger adduction was measured at a frequency of 0.2 Hz. The mean 25-75% recovery times of twitch tension for tubocurarine, pancuronium, alcuronium, gallamine and fazadinium were 14.20 +/- 1.42, 12.30 +/- 1.02, 10.12 +/- 0.77, 10.07 +/- 1.12 and 9.90 +/- 0.87 min, respectively. The authors conclude that the dissociation rate of fazadinum from the receptor of the motor endplate appears to be the fastest among the competitive muscle relaxants studied in man.

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