monitoring of neuromuscular function necessary in the practice of anesthesia?
Muscle relaxants, by interfering with
neuromuscular transmission, cause paralysis or clinical weakness. Because these
drugs are frequently used as adjuncts to anesthetics, some means of monitoring
depth of neuromuscular blockade and recovery are necessary to ensure adequate
intubation conditions, sufficient surgical relaxation, and enough recovery of
muscle strength to allow relaxant antagonism before tracheal extubation.