Gases and Induction Drugs

by Brian Warriner, MD

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    The lecture Gases and Induction Drugs by Brian Warriner, MD is from the course Anesthesiology: Introduction. It contains the following chapters:

    • Gases in Anesthesia
    • Vapours in Anesthesia
    • Induction Drugs in Anesthesia
    • Muscle Relaxants in Anesthesia
    • Depolarizing Muscle Relaxants
    • Non-Depolarizing Muscle Relaxants
    • Reversal Agents in Anesthesia

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    1. A gas which is a weak anesthetic.
    2. The original anesthetic vapour used in anesthesia.
    3. Can produce satisfactory anesthesia for major surgery on its own.
    4. Is useful as an inhalational induction drug.
    1. Vary in potency, and effect upon heart.
    2. Are all useful for inhalational induction of anesthesia.
    3. Are all extremely fat soluble so last only short periods of time.
    1. Can produce profound hypotension.
    2. Has little or no effect upon the heart.
    3. Is very easy to use and has a very wide safety margin.
    4. produces profound analgesia so can be used without supplemental opioids
    1. Produces relaxation by irreversible depolarizing block
    2. Is a useful amnestic when used alone.
    3. Is reversed by acetylcholinesterase.
    4. Rarely, if ever, causes allergic reactions.
    1. Competes with acetylcholine at the motor end plate.
    2. Can trigger malignant hyperthermia.
    3. Is the slowest non-depolarizing muscle relaxant in its onset.
    4. Is a potent amnestic and analgesic.

    Author of lecture Gases and Induction Drugs

     Brian Warriner, MD

    Brian Warriner, MD

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    Wow top notch presentation
    By Hamed S. on 15. February 2017 for Gases and Induction Drugs

    Wow top notch presentation! Great summary of the topic. It would have been wonderful to talk more about the PK properties of vapour including MAC