A 40-year-old member asked:
How long does it take to recover from a 2.5 hour anesthetic?
1 doctor answer • 9 doctors weighed in
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Depends: Upon the patient's general medical condition (or pharmacodynamics, how the body metabolizes the drugs) and the drugs used on the patient (pharmacokinetics, how the drugs affect the body: how long their effects last, the interaction between them and the amount required for the stress of the particular surgery). Remember, "bigger" surgeries require higher dosages, and those "last longer.".
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Last updated Oct 19, 2013
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