oa South African Medical Journal - Clinical experiences with succinylcholine chloride : a new ultra-rapid relaxant

Volume 26, Issue 31
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Succinylcholine chloride, a new ultra-rapid muscle relaxant, gives perfect relaxation including glottic paralysis and apnoea for about 3 minutes. Provided the administrator has the necessary skill and apparatus to hand to counteract anoxia during the period of apnoea, it can safely be used whenever relaxation of short duration is indicated.

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