volume 48, issue 1, P18-25 1990
DOI: 10.1038/clpt.1990.112
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Abstract: The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of atracurium, a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent, were compared between morbidly obese patients and nonobese patients. Atracurium besylate (0.2 mg/kg) was administered intravenously as a bolus to patients who had received anesthesia. The force of contraction of the adductor pollicis was measured and plasma samples were collected for a 2-hour period. The concentrations of atracurium and its major end product, laudanosine, were determined by use of a chromat…

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