Muscle relaxant of choice for use for instrument shown in the photograph below is?
The instrument shown above is an Endotracheal tube.
Muscle Relaxant during Anesthesia
- Muscle relaxants are medicines that block transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles.
- They sometimes are also referred to as neuromuscular blocking agents.
- These medicines are often used during anesthesia but do not usually affect consciousness and do not provide pain relief (analgesia).
- Muscle relaxants are also used routinely during the insertion of an endotracheal (ET) tube to relax the muscles in the neck and throat, which reduces the risk of injury.
- They may also be used to relax the chest muscles when an endotracheal tube is used to help a person breathe.
- Muscle relaxants commonly used during anesthesia include rocuronium, succinylcholine, and vecuronium.