Succinylcholine (SCH) is a depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent with a rapid onset of action and short half-life. SCH is commonly used in medical procedures requiring short-term skeletal muscle paralysis, such as intubation during surgery, or emergency medical procedures. The “PharmGKB summary: succinylcholine pathway, PK/PD” has been published in Pharmacogenetics and Genomics. The pathway summary describes the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic pathways of SCH, and adverse reactions to SCH that are associated with variants in the genes BCHE, RYR1, and CACNA1S, as well as in patients with diagnosed with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy.
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