"Neuromuscular Blockade" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The intentional interruption of transmission at the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION by external agents, usually neuromuscular blocking agents. It is distinguished from NERVE BLOCK in which nerve conduction (NEURAL CONDUCTION) is interrupted rather than neuromuscular transmission. Neuromuscular blockade is commonly used to produce MUSCLE RELAXATION as an adjunct to anesthesia during surgery and other medical procedures. It is also often used as an experimental manipulation in basic research. It is not strictly speaking anesthesia but is grouped here with anesthetic techniques. The failure of neuromuscular transmission as a result of pathological processes is not included here.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Neuromuscular Blockade" by people in Profiles.
2022 Society of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines on Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation, Neuromuscular Blockade, and Delirium in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients With Consideration of the ICU Environment and Early Mobility. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2022 02 01; 23(2):e74-e110.
To close or not to close? Treatment of abdominal compartment syndrome by neuromuscular blockade without laparostomy. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 Oct; 92(7):W8-9.