Neuromuscular Blockade - Introduction

The principal pharmacologic effect of neuromuscular-blocking drugs (NMBDs) is to interrupt transmission of synaptic signaling at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) by interacting with the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR).


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