Chapter 12

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  1. adjunct anesthetics
    drugs used in combo with anesthetic drugs to control the adverse effects or help maintain the state
  2. anesthesia
    loss of the ability to feel pain resulting from the administration of an anesthetic drug or other medical intervention
  3. anesthetics
    drugs that depress the CNS or peripheral nerves to produce diminution of consciousness, loss of responsiveness to sensory stimulation, or muscle relaxation
  4. balanced anesthesia
    practice of using combinations of different drug classes rather than a single drug to produce anesthesia
  5. general anesthesia
    • drug-induced state in which the CNS nerve impulses are altered to reduce pain throughout the entire body
    • normally involves complete loss of consciousness and depression of normal respiratory drive
  6. local anesthesia
    drug-induced state in which peripheral or spinal nerve impulses are altered to reduce or eliminate pain and other sensations in tissues innervated by these nerves
  7. moderate sedation
    milder form of general anesthesia that causes partial or complete loss of consciousness but doesn't generally reduce normal respiratory  drive
  8. overton-meyer theory
    describes the relationship between the lipid solubility of anesthetic drugs and their potency
  9. spinal anesthesia
    local anesthesia induced by injection of an anesthetic drug near the spinal cord to anesthetize nerves that are distal to the site of injection
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Chapter 12
2013-09-21 23:08:45
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