Welcome to pharmacology by Lecturio.
My name is Dr. Pravin Shukle.
We're going to cover anesthetic medications in this lecture.
Anesthetic medications undergo a number of treatment
strategies. One of the treatment strategies is to use
inhaled anesthetics. And another way to
anesthetize someone is through intravenous anesthetics.
Inhaled anesthetics can be gases like nitric oxide.
Or they can be the volatile liquids that are shaped in
liquid form but it eventually become a gas when are inhaled.
We also have these intravenous anesthetics.
There's a large number of groups.
We can use barbiturates. We can use dissociatives drugs.
We can use other miscellaneus drugs. We can use opioids.
We can use benzodiazepines. All of these are
equally valid ways of anesthetizing a patient.