Can Tensilon Test Diagnose Myasthenia Gravis?

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Injection of the chemical tensilon,also known as edrophonium chloride, may result in a sudden but temporary advancement in your muscle strength. This is how it diagnoses that you may have myasthenia gravis. Edrophonium chloride blocks an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine. It is a chemical that transmits signals from your nerve endings to your muscle receptor sites. Key word: tensilon test myasthenia gravis