Opiates and Sedatives

by Brian Warriner, MD

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

    • What is pain?
    • What are Analgesics?
    • Addiction
    • Antiemetic Drugs
    • Sedative Drugs

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    1. Is an extremely common condition.
    2. Occurs most in people with a “low pain threshold“.
    3. Is easily managed with opioids.
    4. Requires intervention by doctors, only.
    1. Are used for management of chronic pain only when other treatments have failed.
    2. Are the first line drugs in the management of chronic pain.
    3. When part of an anesthetic, provide a major component of the amnesia required for anesthesia.
    4. have few side-effects and are well tolerated by nearly all patients.
    1. Are generally used in neuraxial blocks or regional blocks.
    2. Are effective amnestics in anesthesia.
    3. Are comprised of amide and phenolic forms.
    4. Block only the pain nerves.
    1. Predicts the liklihood of nausea and vomiting after anesthesia.
    2. Indicates that post-operative nausea and vomiting is rare and does not require prophylaxis.
    3. Is useful as a predictor of post-operative nausea and vomiting only after general anesthesia of greater than 2 hours duration.
    4. Shows that smoking is a major cause of post-operative nausea and vomiting.

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     Brian Warriner, MD

    Brian Warriner, MD

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    Great lecture
    By Hamed S. on 15. February 2017 for Opiates and Sedatives

    Great lecture, perhaps a quick overview of the pharmacology particularly of local anaesthetics would have been really useful. Also a summary table of duration of action of each local