anaesthetic agent

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Noun1.anaesthetic agent - a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensationsanaesthetic agent - a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
general anaesthetic, general anesthetic - an anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness
intravenous anesthetic - an anesthetic that produces anesthesia when injected into the circulatory system
local anaesthetic, local anesthetic, topical anaesthetic, topical anesthetic, local - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
spinal anaesthetic, spinal anesthetic - an anesthetic that is injected into the spine
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Desflurane was known to have general anaesthetic properties, in particular, to have low blood solubility, an important criteria in the search for an ideal anaesthetic agent.
First, that the risks of intravascular injection and toxic blood levels can be reduced by using an infusion of local anaesthetic rather than a bolus technique, and by choosing a local anaesthetic agent with the best safety profile.
The physical characteristics of isoflurane are close to the ideal for an anaesthetic agent.
When it was released in 1956, halothane appeared to be an ideal anaesthetic agent.
The "shakes" following her previous anaesthetic were assumed to be related to the volatile anaesthetic agent or as a result of being cold.
It was clear that there was a need for a new, non-flammable anaesthetic agent.
Cyclopropane is a potent anaesthetic agent which was popular for many years but it could easily have escaped attention.
failure to monitor inhalational anaesthetic agent concentration
These were selected because they were stable, non-toxic, non-flammable and had a low boiling point--all desirable qualities in an anaesthetic agent.
Twenty adult patients undergoing routine anaesthesia where desflurane was the primary anaesthetic agent were studied.
It is often the only anaesthetic agent available in most developing countries and is also used for pain management.