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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
3 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?

Not necessarily: The components of "anesthesia"generally include analgesia (pain relief), diminished awareness, lack of movement (to allow surgery to go forward safely) and sometimes, but not always, sleep. An anesthetic that is delivered to you more locally (topical, peripheral, spinal, epidural) will create a "pain-free" zone in a limited location only. So, not "all pain!". ...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

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What are some potent, local anesthetics?

What are some potent, local anesthetics?

Local: Marcaine , lidocaine the strength depends on the concentration as how quickly and how large a nerve can be blocked ...Read more

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Are anesthetic drugs considered a biohazard?

Yes: They need to be disposed of properly and should only be used in a facility that adheres to the proper guidelines of safe use and disposal. ...Read more

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Can you suggest an OTC oral anesthetic rinse?

Depends what you're : using it for? Sore tooth? Gums? Throat? Need more info to answer accurately. Best to contact your dentist especially if it involves your teeth and gums. There are many products to choose from! Thanks! ...Read more

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What gases are frequently used as anesthetics?

Several: No2, forane, suprane, desflurane are currently used inhalation agents ...Read more

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What's it like to be put under general anesthetic?

What's it like to be put under general anesthetic?

Rapid sleep: Normally you will be given intravenous medication either before you get to the operating room or a few minutes before you go to sleep which will relax you. Then you will be given a medication that will put you to sleep within 15 sec. Then the next thing you know u will be waking up. How long it takes to wake up depends on the amount and type mess you received. ...Read more

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Can general anesthetic hang around in your system?

Can general anesthetic hang around in your system?

24 hrs: Typically, patients receive multiple medications during a general anesthetic (narcotics, inhalational gases, benzodiazines, etc). Most of these drugs wear off really fast, but depending on patient's medical status, dose of drug or indications for the drug, some medications take longer to wear off. Therefore, patients are told to be supervised for at least 24 hrs after the surgery. ...Read more

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What isthe best anesthetic to use with electrolysis?

What isthe best anesthetic to use with electrolysis?

NO: It is not the agent but the training of the person that protects your life. In the long run there are options but none better than an american board of anesthesiology certified physician. ...Read more

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Can there be complications from a general anesthetic?

Can there be complications from a general anesthetic?

Yes: And they range from nausea and sore throat to stroke and death. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon and anesthesiologists. They will help you understand your individualized risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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