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Dell DD , Kehoe C
Plasma cholinesterase deficiency
Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing.. 1996 Oct;11(5) :304-8
PMID: 1997032626   
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Abstract
Plasma cholinesterase (PCE) is an enzyme necessary for the metabolism of certain anesthetic-related medications. Individuals with abnormal cholinesterase activity (eg, insufficient quantity of functional PCE or atypical PCE genotypes) may exhibit a prolonged paralytic response to the muscle relaxants succinylcholine and mivacurium. A review of perianesthesia nursing considerations and treatment modalities relating to patients presenting with this interesting clinical picture will be offered. (C) 1996 by American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses.
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