inhalation anesthetic


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in·ha·la·tion an·es·thet·ic

a gas or a liquid with vapor pressure sufficient to produce general anesthesia when breathed.

inhalation anesthetic

Anesthesiology An agent used to induce narcosis and absence of sensation Examples Halothane, isoflurane–a mainstay, desflurane, sevoflurane. See Desflurane, Halothane, Isoflurane, Nitrous oxide, Sevoflurane.

in·ha·la·tion an·es·thet·ic

(in'hă-lā'shŭn an'es-thet'ik)
A gas or a liquid with sufficient vapor pressure to produce general anesthesia when inhaled.
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Use of a precision-calibrated vaporizer allowed us to utilize the control advantages offered by inhalation anesthetics (Seal and Kreeger, 1987).
Isoflurane is the only inhalation anesthetic that maintains rather than decreases cardiac output when the concentration is increased.20
In sedation, of inhalation anesthetics, the following are most frequently used: isoflurane, sevoflurane and desflurane.
In view of the relatively small number of patients represented in the group receiving inhalation anesthetics and the lack of statistically significant differences between the patient groups for factors that might be expected to influence blood loss (i.e., age, BMI and gestational age; Table 1), we conducted power analyses on these three comparisons to evaluate the possible risk of Type II errors.
The Qs/Qt ratio is approximately 2–5% in daily life and up to 10% after general anesthesia and lying on your side, but it can increase to 40–50% after OLV.[sup][26] To date, it is uncertain whether there is well-established prophylaxis, although various preventive and protective measures have been studied, such as lung-protective ventilation strategies (lower tidal volumes and higher positive end-expiratory pressure)[sup][27],[28],[29],[30] and reducing the use of inhalation anesthetics.[sup][31]
The differences may have been caused by using nitrous oxide as an adjuvant to anesthetics, which reduce the requirement of inhalation anesthetics during the maintenance period and facilitate early emergence.
Following the separation, Baxter will have a broad global footprint built around fluid systems, renal therapies, parenteral nutrition, inhalation anesthetics and biosurgery products.
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The medical products business, with 2013 annual sales of more than $9 billion, has a portfolio of intravenous (IV) solutions and nutritional therapies, drug delivery systems and administration sets, premixed and other injectable drugs, as well as inhalation anesthetics and hospital-based biosurgery products.
Ho, "Simultaneous determination of fluorinated inhalation anesthetics in blood by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry combined with a headspace autosampler," Journal of Chromatography B, vol.