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In anesthesia, what is mac?
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In brief: Monitored Care
During monitored anesthesia care (mac) patients are given medications which cause sedation and relaxation so that minor procedures can be performed.
Mac differs from general anesthesia in that the patient continues to breathe on their own without the use of a breathing tube.

In brief: Monitored Care
During monitored anesthesia care (mac) patients are given medications which cause sedation and relaxation so that minor procedures can be performed.
Mac differs from general anesthesia in that the patient continues to breathe on their own without the use of a breathing tube.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 2 meanings
One is "monitored anesthesia care, " which generally encompasses sedations ranging from light to deep.
It can also mean "mean alveolar concentration, " the amount of anesthetic gas needed for 50% of subjects to not respond to incision during a study. This, and related values, helps us ensure that you are safely anesthetized and not awake during general anesthesia.

In brief: 2 meanings
One is "monitored anesthesia care, " which generally encompasses sedations ranging from light to deep.
It can also mean "mean alveolar concentration, " the amount of anesthetic gas needed for 50% of subjects to not respond to incision during a study. This, and related values, helps us ensure that you are safely anesthetized and not awake during general anesthesia.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: MAC
Mac stands for monitored anesthesia care.
This is a spectrum of anesthesia that ranges from a very light sedative to almost complete general anesthesia. The anesthesiologist will be able to change your state of anesthesia depending both on you and the surgery you are undergoing.

In brief: MAC
Mac stands for monitored anesthesia care.
This is a spectrum of anesthesia that ranges from a very light sedative to almost complete general anesthesia. The anesthesiologist will be able to change your state of anesthesia depending both on you and the surgery you are undergoing.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Gary Ritholz
Anesthesiology
In brief: Two definitions.
Mac is an abbreviation for two things.
1) monitored anesthesia care: refers to the anesthesia personnel present during a procedure and does not indicate the level of anesthesia needed. 2) used to compare the strengths, or potency, of anesthetic gases;[, it is defined as the concentration of the gas in the lungs that is needed to prevent movement in 50% of people subjected to pain stimulus.

In brief: Two definitions.
Mac is an abbreviation for two things.
1) monitored anesthesia care: refers to the anesthesia personnel present during a procedure and does not indicate the level of anesthesia needed. 2) used to compare the strengths, or potency, of anesthetic gases;[, it is defined as the concentration of the gas in the lungs that is needed to prevent movement in 50% of people subjected to pain stimulus.
Dr. Gary Ritholz
Dr. Gary Ritholz
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