PMID: 7164Sep 1, 1975

Variations in the activity of various curarizing substances as a function of the time of administration

Annales de l'anesthésiologie française
B BruguerolleP Bouyard


This experiment was carried out upon the male-adulte-AF SPF-Wister Rat, anesthetized by the use of pentobarbital-Na at the only dosage of 40 mg/kg/IP and put under artificial ventilation. The animals were divided into two groups: Group I, "diurnal animals" curarized between 10 a.m and 4 p.m; Group 2, "nocturnal animals" curarized between 9 and 12 p.m. Four drugs of the curarimimetic (pachycurare, non-depolarizing) type: gallamine, D-tubocurarine, pancuronium and AH-8165 were studied at doses presenting the same activity. The total curarizing effect measured by the surface defined by the curve of curarization within ten mns was constantly and significantly lowered in "nocturnal animals": a 25 p. 100 diminution with gallamine, 20 p. 100 diminution with D-tubocurarine, 27 p. 100 diminution with pancuronium, 19 p. 100 diminution with AH-8165. The hypothesis is that this diminution in the action of curarizing substances may be, to a great extent, in keeping with the rise of their metabolism -- the hepatic enzymatic activity being, in the rat, a nocturnal animal, definitely increased during the night.

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