Title

Acquired Pseudocholinesterase Deficiency

Publication/Presentation Date

10-2010

Abstract

Succinylcholine is a commonly used depolarizing muscle relaxant in general endotracheal anesthesia. The degradation of succinylcholine is accomplished by the human serum based enzyme pseudocholinesterase. Availability of pseudocholinesterase within the human being can be deficient as a result of an inherited or acquired cause. This case report will describe a female patient who was diagnosed with an acquired pseudocholinesterase deficiency

Volume

21

Issue

5-6

First Page

297

Last Page

298

Disciplines

Anesthesiology | Chemicals and Drugs | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

PubMedID

10627651

Department(s)

Department of Anesthesiology

Document Type

Article