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Regional curare for the reduction of the safety factor in human motor end-plates studied with single fibre electromyography.
  1. H H Schiller,
  2. E Stålberg,
  3. M S Schwartz

    Abstract

    A method employing six minutes of regional curarization with 0.5 mg D-tubocurarine and single fibre electromyographic measurements (SFEMG) was used in order to study the effect of an additional small dose of D-tubocurarine. The effect of the additional dose was most pronounced in terms of increased jitter, on motor end-plates with the initially highest jitter. The combination of regional curarization and SFEMG jitter recordings offers a sensitive technique for detecting mild effects of various drugs on neuromuscular transmission not detectable with decrement investigations.

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