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What is vecuronium?

Vecuronium is a prescription drug used to relax the body's muscles. Generally given before surgery, vecuronium is administered prior to general anesthesia. Vecuronium blocks your nerves and your muscles from sending signals back and forth, helping to keep the body still during surgery. In addition, vecuronium also relaxes the throat, which may aid in the insertion of a breathing tube before surgery. Vecuronium is available as a powder that is reconstituted prior to being injected intravenously.

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