induction agent

induction agent

An agent (e.g., propofol, thiopental) which is administered intravenously with inhaled anaesthetics to induce a patient undergoing general anaesthesia.
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Propofol is the most commonly used induction agent, as it has rapid onset and early recovery due to short half-life and rapid elimination from the blood circulation.
In a study conducted by Martin et al11, propofol is a nonbarbiturate anesthetic induction agent known to have anti-convulsant properties.
At times, the induction agent alone is necessary to sustain labour and effect delivery, but at times, oxytocin, after an appropriate interval, is required.
Jurox's and technical force is focused on introducing its flagship anesthesia induction agent, Alfaxan, added its COO and U.
The history of propofol from its introduction as a sedativehypnotic, intravenous anesthesia induction agent in Europe in 1977 to its worldwide predominance as an intravenous anesthesia induction agent today has been wrought with controversy, especially its use as a lethal intravenous injection agent in death-penalty-directed executions in the U.
In both groups, the opioid used was remifentanil, since this induction agent does not seem to alter the requirements for propofol in TCI patients, (21) the doses used being similar in the two groups to avoid potential interference in our study.
Etomidate is a preferred induction agent because of its substantially increased lipid solubility for critically ill patients whose blood pressure should be maintained at a stable level.
Should Ketamine be used as an induction agent in traumatic brain injury?
The results are consistent with the most recent Cochrane meta-analysis, which called for further research comparing letrozole with clomiphene as a primary ovulation induction agent in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) because of low-quality evidence (Cochrane Database Syst.
The catheter that dispenses the induction agent also gives the veterinarian a conduit to provide supportive fluids--and immediate access to the bloodstream should other drugs need to be administered in response to the patient's condition.
23 Letrozole has now been in use as an ovulation induction agent for more than a decade.