A 35-year-old member asked:
Is general anesthesia caused by a gas or an injection?
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General Surgery 39 years experience
Both: Usually a general anesthetic involves both a gas that one would inhale, and intravenous medications given through an IV site.
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Anesthesiology 39 years experience
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Anesthesiology 29 years experience
A balanced : General anesthetic usually combines intravenous and inhaled medications. It is also possible to use only gases or only intravenous medications.
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Anesthesiology 30 years experience
IV to start: Usually a general anesthetic is started with medications given through the iv, and then transitioned to medications given via an endotracheal tube. These would be the anesthesia gasses.
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Last updated Nov 23, 2016
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