Medical Definition of Neuromuscular blockade

1. 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 is interrupted rather than neuromuscular transmission. Neuromuscular blockade is commonly used to produce muscle relaxation as an adjunct to anaesthesia during surgery and other medical procedures. It is also often used as an experimental manipulation in basic research. It is not strictly speaking anaesthesia but is grouped here with anaesthetic techniques. The failure of neuromuscular transmission as a result of pathological processes is not included here. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neuromuscular Blockade

neuromeres
neurometabolic
neuromics
neuromimesis
neuromimetic
neuromodulation
neuromodulations
neuromodulator
neuromodulators
neuromodulatory
neuromodulin
neuromorphic
neuromotor
neuromuscular
neuromuscular agents
neuromuscular blockade (current term)
neuromuscular blocking agent
neuromuscular blocking agents
neuromuscular cell
neuromuscular depolarising agents
neuromuscular junction
neuromuscular nondepolarising agents
neuromuscular relaxant
neuromuscular spindle
neuromuscular system
neuromuscularly
neuromusculoskeletal
neuromyasthenia
neuromyelitis
neuromyelitis optica

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