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Dr. John Cooley
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Ether Anesthetic (Overview)

Ether anesthetics are a kind of local anesthetic agent.


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What hallucinations do you get from ether anesthetic?

What hallucinations do you get from ether anesthetic?

None usually: Pure ether has not been used in anesthesia in the U.S. For many years. The newer anesthetic gases such as sevoflurane and Desflurane have been chemically modified to make them safer. When you have general anesthesia today, an intravenous medication such as Propofol usually makes you go to sleep, and breathing gas keeps you asleep. No hallucinations are usually experienced. ...Read more

Dr. John Cooley
2 doctors shared insights

Ether Anesthetic (Overview)

Ether anesthetics are a kind of local anesthetic agent.


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What hallucinations do you get from ether anesthetic?

None usually: Pure ether has not been used in anesthesia in the U.S. For many years. The newer anesthetic gases such as sevoflurane and Desflurane have been chemically modified to make them safer. When you have general anesthesia today, an intravenous medication such as Propofol usually makes you go to sleep, and breathing gas keeps you asleep. No hallucinations are usually experienced. ...Read more

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Do anesthetics keep you from feeling all pain?

Do anesthetics keep you from feeling all pain?

That is the plan: A good general anesthetic will prevent you from being aware of any pain. A spinal or epidural will stop the pain by blocking the nerves so that you can still be awake. Discuss specifics with your doctor. ...Read more

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How is xenon an anesthetic if it's an inert inert gaswith no function?

Effect on cells: Xenon gas inhibits the plasma membrane ca pump, an effect similar to other inhaled anesthetic gases. It is an inert gas in the sense that it doesn't form covalent bonds with other elements, but this doesn't have anything to do with its anesthetic effect. Unfortunately, it's rare and expensive, which is why it's not in common use for anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is general anesthetic safe?

Is general anesthetic safe?

Extremely low risks.: Anesthesiology has become the 'poster child' of improved safety in medicine. The risks directly attributed to anesthesia alone are now so low that they become hard to estimate. Latest estimates put the risk of major morbidity or mortality at one in several hundred thousand. Much lower than the risk of being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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What is a general anesthetic?

Induces anesthesia: A general anesthetic is a molecule that when given to a patient induces a state of general anesthesia characterized by unconsciousness, amnesia and often immobility. General anesthetics are usually in IV or inhaled gas form. ...Read more

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Where can I get local anesthetics?

Local anesthetics: Hello. What are you trying to treat with local anesthetics? Target, Walmart and your local pharmacies sell over the counter topical and oral forms at very low strengths. You would need a prescription from your medical provider in order to obtain a stronger strength (example topical lidocaine prescription strength seen as strong as 10% and is useful for stab, burn, pins/needles, sting, numbness) ...Read more

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Can general anesthetic make me sick?

Can general anesthetic make me sick?

Yes: Very common to have nausea and vomiting after for a short period of time. Everyone reacts differently. Modern general anes is very safe. ...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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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