Anesthesia Pharmacology:  Neuromuscular Junction Blocker Practice Questions



  •  A 25 year-old woman was admitted for a plastic repair of a facial laceration, which may require a skin graft. However, the procedural require less than one-hour.

  •  The patient has a history of hay fever, asthma, and urticaria, and has been on maintenance therapy with antihistamines.

  •  However, for general anesthesia was induced with thiopental (Pentothal) without untoward response.


  • Case author: Hugh S. Mathewson, M.D., Professor Emeritus, School of Allied Health, Department of Nurse Anesthesia, University of Kansas Medical Center
    case editor: Michael Gordon, Ph.D.