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nbme18/Block 2/Question#37

34 yo man, semiconscious and combative

Pseudocholinesterase

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submitted by match95(7),

Usually breaks down succinylcholine. Mutated pseudocholinesterase will not break down succinylcholine as well --> increased succinylcholine in your system --> longer to recover from the anesthetic.