Skeletal Muscle Targets for the Action of Anesthetic Agents
Prior to its meeting in Augusta, Georgia in 1988, this group decided to focus on anesthetic action on skeletal muscle at sites distal to the myoneural junction. Therefore, in this summary chapter, targets for anesthetic action will be described beginning at the sarcolemma (excluding the motor endplate) and ending with the intracellular contractile elements. This section is not intended as a review, but rather as an overview and preview to some of the interesting investigations on skeletal muscle presented at this conference.
KeywordsSkeletal Muscle Rest Membrane Potential Malignant Hyperthermia Compound Action Potential Anesthetic Action
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