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What is general anesthesia?
General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconciousness that eliminates awareness, movement, and discomfort.
What are the components of anesthesia?
- Muscle relaxation
What are the two ideals for anesthestic adminstration?
- Acute treatment
- Fast on/off
Routes of drug administration:
- Oral (PO)
- Parenteral ('aside from' the alimentary tract)-
- inhalation, intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, transdermal, topical