General Anesthesia

  • (noun): A state of total unconsciousness resulting from anesthetic drugs (as for a major surgical operation).
    Synonyms: general anaesthesia

Some articles on general anesthesia, general, anesthesia:

Dental Anesthesia - General Anesthesia
... Dentists who have completed a training program in anesthesiology may also administer general IV and inhalation anesthetic agents. ...
Tracheal Intubation - Special Situations - Emergencies - Rapid-sequence Induction and Intubation
... Rapid sequence induction and intubation (RSI) is a particular method of induction of general anesthesia, commonly employed in emergency operations and other situations where ... regurgitation and pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents during the induction of general anesthesia and subsequent tracheal intubation ... practitioner does not manually assist the ventilation of the lungs after the onset of general anesthesia and cessation of breathing, until the trachea has been intubated and the cuff has been inflated ...
Malignant Hyperthermia - Prevention
... for MH susceptible patients undergoing general anesthesia ... multiple retrospective studies have demonstrated the safety of trigger-free general anesthesia in these patients in the absence of prophylactic dantrolene administration ... looked at the charts of 2214 patients who underwent general or regional anesthesia for an elective muscle biopsy ...
Rapid Sequence Induction - Technique
... The technique is a quicker form of the process normally used to induce general anesthesia ... With standard intravenous induction of general anesthesia, the patient typically receives an opioid, such as fentanyl, and then a drug to induce unconsciousness (commonly ... ventilation of the lungs after the onset of general anesthesia and cessation of breathing, until the trachea has been intubated and the cuff has been inflated ...
Anesthesia Of The Brachial Plexus - Indications
... General anesthesia may result in low blood pressure, undesirable decreases in cardiac output, central nervous system depression, respiratory depression, loss of protective airway reflexes (such as ... plexus block is that it allows for the avoidance of general anesthesia and therefore its attendant complications and side effects ... risk, it is usually less invasive and affects fewer organ systems than general anesthesia ...

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