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This resource section is sponsored by an educational grant from MSD.

Neuromuscular blockade and reversal

The Primary () and Final () FRCA examinations require an extensive knowledge of neuromuscular transmission blocking agents. We have therefore written a new pharmacology resource section.

The tutorials have been tailored to the FRCA syllabus and we have also added some past questions relevant to these topics.

 Primary FRCA Syllabus


Systematic Pharmacology

Neuromuscular blocking agents ….




 Final FRCA Syllabus

Applied Clinical Pharmacology

Management of neuromuscular blockade… techniques for the use and reversal of muscle relaxants ….

Pages in this section

The neuromuscular junction
Mechanism of action of neuromuscular blocking drugs
Pharmacology of the non-depolarising muscle relaxants
Assessing neuromuscular block
Peripheral nerve stimulators
Stimulation patterns and their use
Objective Monitoring
Priming Principle
NMBs in patients with neuromuscular disorders


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