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Neuromuscular Blockade MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Neuromuscular Blockade
Tree Number(s)
E03.706
E05.635
Unique ID
D019148
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019148
Annotation
to produce muscle relaxation during surg & in various exper procedures; differentiate from NERVE BLOCK: read MeSH definitions
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Neuromuscular Block
Previous Indexing
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents (1966-1996)
Neuromuscular Junction/drug effects (1966-1996)
See Also
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2001/07/25
Neuromuscular Blockade Preferred
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