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  • n. A particular muscle relaxant drug.

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Examples

  • And the other drug I found was a drug called vecuronium that they also had on stock, which is a paralytic.

    CNN Transcript Oct 7, 2009

  • Thiopental sodium does not actually kill inmates, but is an anesthetic and the first of a three-part lethal injection cocktail that serves to sedate inmates so that two other drugs, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride, can paralyze inmates and then stop their hearts.

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  • The last time he had held a vial of vecuronium in his hand was inside the surgery bathroom of Mt.

    DEVILS IN EXILE

  • He picked out a vial of vecuronium, an intravenous muscle relaxant more accurately defined as a paralyzing agent.

    DEVILS IN EXILE

  • Then a triple intravenous dose of a non-depolarizing neuromuscular muscle relaxant is given, such as 20 mg pancuronium bromide (Pavulon) (NOTE-the second drug, the paralytic, in human lethal injection) or 20 mg vecuronium bromide (Norcuron).

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  • The old cocktail included sodium thiopental, a powerful barbiturate, that was administered with vecuronium bromide which paralyzes the body and potassium chloride which slowed breathing and stopped the heart.

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  • The other two drugs are vecuronium bromide, which stops respiration, and potassium chloride, which stops heart activity.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol are vecuronium bromide, which stops respiration, and potassium chloride, which stops heart activity.

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  • In one case, an infusion bag of vecuronium was left in a patient's room after ventilator support had been removed.

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  • In one case, an unlabeled syringe of vecuronium ended up in a supply of saline flush syringes and was given to a 3-year old child.

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