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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He said: "I would get rid of desflurane entirely from the NHS for the next few years at least, as there is new technology coming along which aims to get rid of all anaesthetic agent pollution by capturing it in silicone meshes and recycling and reusing it."
Several anaesthetic agents such as methohexital, etomidate, ketamine, enflurane, thiopental and propofol are used for this purpose, but the ideal anaesthetic agent for ECT procedures remains unclear.
Most common anaesthetic agent during induction is propofol whereas a newly introduced inhalational anaesthetic is sevoflurane.
He said: "This was a powerful anaesthetic that provides satisfactory pain control but is not used as a sole anaesthetic agent in veterinary practices in the UK due to a lack of muscle relaxation."
As an alternative, infiltration 0.25% bupivacaine (local anaesthetic agent) during surgery along the tract reduces post-operative pain and subsequently limits the use of NSAIDs or opioids as rescue analgesics.
People usually prefer low costs anaesthetic agent (Marking and Meyer, 1985; Ross and Ross, 2008).
Dr Eghtedari told Gulf News: "Malignant Hyperthermia is a condition triggered by an anaesthetic agent owing to a genetic precondition.
It is often the only anaesthetic agent available in most developing countries and is also used for pain management.
The other issue that affected the choice of anaesthetic agent used for surgery was that many soldiers were subjected to shell shock and nervous exhaustion as a result of days and nights under bombardment in the trenches.
We are perhaps less familiar with the effects of the choice of anaesthetic agent; and of the increase in behavioural disturbance during the post-operative recovery period that is assoc-iated with sevofluorane.
SPECIALIST healthcare products company Maelor, which is seeking a partner for the development and marketing of its intravenous general anaesthetic agent micelle propofol, says it is in advanced negotiations with several major international pharmaceutical businesses.