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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 buy sodium pentothal?

Can you buy sodium pentothal?

No: Sodium Pentothal is a barbiturate used to induce general anesthesia. It can only be given intravenously (into a vein). It must only be used by trained anesthesia personnel who can support breathing and blood pressure. This medication is a controlled substance, only approved for use in the hospital or operating room setting. ...Read more

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Where do you buy sodium pentothal?

Where do you buy sodium pentothal?

You can't: Thiopental is reserved for usage by trained medical personnel only. ...Read more

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Can you explain pentothal use for surgery?

Can you explain  pentothal use for surgery?

PENTOTHAL & SURGERY: Pentothal has been used for surgical procedures for more than 50 years. Check with the doctor who will use it on you for any side effects. ...Read more

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From where i can buy sodium thiopental?

From where i can buy sodium thiopental?

Controled substance: It is controlled substance and you need to have special license to get it. Also it is no longer available for anesthetic use in the us. Other countries may still have it. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pentothal (Definition)

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