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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheyenne Babcock
22 years experience Anesthesiology
This : This is a great question! the range of the effects of sedative/anesthetic drugs is characterized by patient alertness, airway control and breathing, a ... Read More

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Dr. Adam Beall
13 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Alcohol is a depressant that may help you fall asleep, but it prevents deeper stages of sleep (rem) and often causes you to awaken in the middle of th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
17 years experience Dentistry
Calm and relax: Sedation is the use of medications to calm and relax a patient prior to and during a dental procedure. Sedation may be obtained by three routes. Recei ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Twilight sedation is used to blunt your reaction to pain and a potent pain medicine such as fentanyl is sometimes used when procedures are prolonged ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Lasts 3-5 minutes: Sigmoidoscopy involves insertion of a flexible tube into your rectum, advanced anywhere from 35 to 70 cm. Air is used to inflate the colon during thi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sedation: To avoid vomiting & aspiration, which rarely happens from sedatives.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Aspiration: The stimulation of your upper airways is a very strong stimulant. With sedation, your ability to manage the liquid in your mouth like saliva is compro ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Aspiration: Under heavy sedation, the ability to handle one's saliva is compromised. One of the most powerful reflexes is when a foreign body, such as saliva, ent ... Read More
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Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes and no: Any sedative, hypnotic, psychoactive substance can act as truth serum. Used by the military in many countries over the years (pakistan, india, germany ... Read More

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