hydrate microcrystal theory of anesthesia

(redirected from Pauling theory)

hy·drate mi·cro·crys·tal the·o·ry of an·es·the·si·a

a theory of narcosis pertaining to nonhydrogen-bonding agents; postulates the interaction of the molecules of the anesthetic drug with water molecules in the brain.
Synonym(s): Pauling theory

Pauling,

Linus C., U.S. chemist and Nobel laureate, 1901-1994.
Pauling theory - a theory of narcosis pertaining to nonhydrogen-bonding agents. Synonym(s): hydrate microcrystal theory of anesthesia
Pauling-Corey helix - the helical form present in many proteins. Synonym(s): α helix
References in periodicals archive ?
If the Linus Pauling theory is valid, then the current heart disease epidemic in our primate cousins is caused by an interruption in their vitamin C metabolism.
The Pauling theory and therapy reviewed in this article are detailed in a new book that describes the 50-year history of the vitamin C theory of heart disease, as well as the therapy for this condition invented by two time Nobel prize recipient Linus Pauling.