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general anesthetic

[¦jen·rəl ‚an·əs′thed·ik]
(pharmacology)
An agent that produces general anesthesia.
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Recent human studies suggest that a single, relatively short exposure to general anesthetic and sedation drugs in infants or toddlers is unlikely to have negative effects on behavior or learning.
Moreover, when used for surgery, nitrous oxide is always combined with other general anesthetic agents.
For years, patients have reported a burning feeling at the site of a general anesthetic injection, or in the lungs when inhaling gaseous forms of the drugs, which put a patient into an unconscious sleep.
Then, we set our sights on general anesthetics," says Rudolph.
The procedure can be performed under a local or a general anesthetic, depending upon the patient's preference.
Since its approval by the FDA, ketamine has been safely given in high doses as a general anesthetic in tens of thousands of patients.
General anesthetic drugs that physicians commonly administer to children undergoing surgery, when given to baby rats, trigger brain cells to commit a cellular form of suicide that leads to lasting memory and learning deficits, neuroscientists have found.
Both hospitals developed evidence-based protocols to improve medication safety precautions for administration of Propofol, a short-acting general anesthetic agent used for moderate sedation of patients on mechanical ventilation in critical care units.
To meet the needs of other major, underserved medical markets while lowering development risks, Manhattan Pharmaceuticals also developing PTH (1-34), a peptide believed to be a regulator of epidermal cell growth, under development for psoriasis and other dermatological conditions and Propofol Lingual Spray, a convenient, proprietary lingual spray formulation of propofol, the world's best-selling general anesthetic, as a sedative-hypnotic for use during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Implanting tubes to drain the middle ear, a surgical procedure known as tympanostomy, is the most common surgery requiring a general anesthetic performed on children under age 2.

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