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Anesthetics and sedatives: toxic or protective for the developing brain?

Anesthetics and sedatives: toxic or protective for the developing brain?

Anesthetic: Gases show some inconclusive evidence of mildly impaired intellectual capacity in children who had anesthesia as infants, but the illness requiring surgery may itself be the cause. So the answer is maybe, but no one knows for sure how much. ...Read more

Sedative (Definition)

A sedative is a medication that induces calm, relaxation, and usually, decreases anxiety. Sedatives - especially at higher doses - can induce sleep. The sleep-inducing attribute is more correctly called "hypnotic". Not surprisingly, most medications produce more than one specific effect. Therefore, one sedative may dominate in the reduction of anxiety and ...Read more


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The side effects/what happens after i've had anesthetic and also took a sedative?

The side effects/what happens after i've had anesthetic and also took a sedative?

Depends: It all depends on what kind of anesthetic. A local anesthetic? If so, there is no problem with the sedative. If you had a general anesthetic, the drugs could be synergistic or potentiate each other's effects so caution should be used. ...Read more

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To take the pain away of the shot for an ingrown toenail is it better to ask for an oral sedative or a topical anesthetic?

Topical can help: Using a topical anesthetic cream such as Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) can help make the procedure more comfortable. One can put the cream on at home, about an hour before the procedure. Somebody else can do the driving to and from the doctor's office. Discuss such options with the doctor ahead of time. ...Read more

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Can you please explain in detail anesthetic awareness?

Can you please explain in detail anesthetic awareness?

Anesthetic awareness: There is no garentee of no awareness under anesthesia.one can try his or her best.specially in unstable patient underanesthesia light anesthetic period can lead to awareness under surgery.midazolam is commonly used medication to avoid awareness and scoplamine is bes which is used under cardiac anesthesia ...Read more

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Is it possible to get anesthetics in the form of pills?

Is it possible to get anesthetics in the form of pills?

No: Amesthetic can be only given via intravenous or inhalation under supervision of qualified anesthesia provider. ...Read more

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What does being put under general anesthetics feel like?

What does being put under general anesthetics feel like?

Nothing.: You don't feel the same, you are unconscious. When you wake up, you can feel cold, groggy disconnected and sometimes a little disoriented. But, it goes away quickly. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a person to have slow reaction to anesthetic?

It can be: Every patient is different. Some patients are very sensitive and require much less anesthetic than others. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to metabolize anesthetics too quickly?

Quick anesth: It could mean that higher doses were needed to keep you asleep or sedated. It could also mean that someone had a hard time preventing pain with local anesthesia injection. Some studies have found red headed individuals to have higher anesthesia requirements. ...Read more

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What are common oral local anesthetics?

Varies: Topical-benzocaine, injection types are often lidocaine, articaine, mepivicaine, bupivicaine. There are others as well and other formulations of these but these are the basic and most common anesthetics. Some have epinephirine (at diff concentrations) to make it work better and longer and some don't. ...Read more

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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more


Brevital (Definition)

Brevital is an anesthetic sedative which is a ...Read more