Pharmacology

Vecuronium

Vecuronium (Norcuron) is a nondepolarizing, aminosteroid neuromuscular junction blocker that, like rocuronium, works at the level of neuromuscular end plate’s nicotinic acetylcholine...

Cefazolin

Cefazolin (Ancef) is a first generation cephalosporin and arguably the most common antibiotic used for surgical prophylaxis (typically for skin flora). It...

Meropenem

Meropenem (Merrem) is a broad spectrum intravenous antibiotic and member of the carbapenem β-lactam drug class. These antibiotics are often reserved for...

Zosyn

Zosyn (pipercillin-tazobactam or “pip-tazo”) is an intravenous combination of a β-lactam antibiotic with a β-lactamase inhibitor. β-lactamase is an enzyme implicated in...

Cyanokit

Cyanokit (hydroxocobalamin, a form of vitamin B12) is an injectable therapy most often used to treat cyanide toxicity. This medication readily combines...

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