inadequate anesthesia


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inadequate anesthesia

Anesthesia in which the patient is not comfortably sedated or relieved of pain. Common findings are spontaneous eye opening, grimacing, swallowing, or sweating. Vital signs may reveal unexpected hypertension or tachycardia.
See also: anesthesia
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Moreover, hypovolemia, hypoxia, hypercapnia, or inadequate analgesia rather than inadequate anesthesia may lead to such manifestations.
"Inadequate Anesthesia in Lethal Injection for Executions" in Lancet 2005
The first incident involved my son's knee laceration, which I attempted to repair with inadequate anesthesia. Neither the scenario nor the result was pretty.
The differential diagnosis includes, but is not limited to, inadequate anesthesia or analgesia, an improper breathing circuit, sepsis, hypoxia, hypercapnia, iatrogenic hyperthermia, heat stroke, the presence of radiologic contrast material in the central nervous system, anaphylaxis, pheochromocytoma, thyroid storm, cerebral ischemia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, an d other muscular diseases.