Can anybody currently viewing tell me the correct spelling
of "besiculation?" or "basiculation?" For years I thought it started with a "V!!" I can't even seem to get my spelling close enough to search for it in spellcheck or in the archives on this BB!!
Apr 28, '04
Do you mean fasciculation as in muscle fasciculations when succs wears off?
Last edit by kdst on Apr 28, '04
Apr 28, '04
Quote from kdst
Do you mean fasiculation as in muscle fasiculations when succs wears off?
That's the word I am looking for, and thank you. I guess it DOES start with an F, as I always thought. I was so desperate (I need to email a STAT report, and don't want to submit it with a misspelled word) I called an anesthesiologist colleague long distance and had them put me directly through to his room. He answered at the same time your post came up. I have always noticed the action during induction, after the administration of succinylcholine.
Thank you again for responding.
Last edit by stevierae on Apr 29, '04
Apr 29, '04
hey, guys thanks for clearing up my erroneous assumption that fasciculations occurred when the drug wears off. i guess that is what i have noticed. does it not occur when it wears off too?(repolarization? is there such a thing?) please tell me you didn't know all that mechanism before you started your programs. all i know is that succs is depolarizing as opposed to non-depolarizing. i hope they didn't make a mistake accepting me! reading your posts makes me feel like a dummy but i don't want to start studying until school starts. i really want to follow the advice of most people on the board and enjoy whatever time i have left of normalcy. that is the plan. think that is not a good idea? p.s. i'm not in the OR. i see it used for RSI, usually emergent.
Last edit by kdst on Apr 29, '04