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Succinylcholine, or Suxamethonium chloride, is an 'interesting choice' for this kind or purpose. As a muscle relaxant with a relatively short duration it will paralyse the victim, cause breathing to stop and then death. Depending on dosage and wether your perpetrator carries a breathing apparatus for mechanical ventilation with him. If the victim remains ...


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No! With brain injuries, it is not recommended anymore to keep patients awake because people with a concussion need to sleep to recover. In the days before head CT scanning was widely available, the only way to know if someone had life-threatening brain bleeding (which occurs in less than 0.1 percent of those with concussion) was to observe him for a ...


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TL:DR: No, not usually. It this true or at least possible? It is possible, but it is not common. People in an incredible amount of pain most often endure it without passing out. Others pass out at the sight of a drop of blood (a classmate of mine in medical school, every single time), the sight of a needle (a man in the ED who was about to get stitches), ...


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