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USE OF DOPAMINE AGONIST IN TETANUS SPASMS -- A NOVEL APPROACH TO REVERT THE RESPIRATORY SPASM -- THE CAUSE OF MORTALITY
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  • VINOD KUMAR,
  • ABHISHEK GUPTA,
  • DEVESH JOHARI,
  • LORI TEWARI
VINOD KUMAR
ADVANCE NEURO AND GENERAL HOSPITAL
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ABHISHEK GUPTA
ADVANCE NEURO AND GENERAL HOSPITAL
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DEVESH JOHARI
ADVANCE NEURO AND GENERAL HOSPITAL
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LORI TEWARI
ADVANCE NEURO AND GENERAL HOSPITAL
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Abstract

In tetanus patients Levodopa and Carbidopa combination (which is usually used to relieve the signs of extrapyramidal) causes respiratory muscles spasm relief thereby the need for sedatives is decreased and patient saved later on via central nervous system mechanism, by providing the inhibitory neurotransmitters at Anterior Horn cells.