Saturday, January 31, 2015

Study group discussion: Succinylcholine

Can someone explain succinylcholine?

Succinylcholine is different than other neuromuscular blockers because it has two phases.

It is broken down in our body by pseudocholinesterase. And this enzyme differs in different people based on genetics. Hence, while using as a muscle relaxant it can prove quite deleterious to some people who have a weaker type of the enzyme.

Deficiency of pseudocholinesterase in some people causes succinyl choline apnoea.

Also, pseudocholinesterase is different than the more common acetyl cholinesterase enzyme.

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