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Anaesthetic pharmacology

Paul Greig and Nicholas Crabtree

in Introducing Anaesthesia

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2014 | ISBN: 9780198716709
Published online October 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191785160 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198716709.003.0002
Anaesthetic pharmacology

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This chapter summarizes the commonly used anaesthetic induction agents, inhalation anaesthetics, muscle relaxants, reversal agents, sympathomimetics, anticholinergics, analgesics, local anaesthetics, and antiemetics. The anaesthetist is in the unusual position of both prescribing and administering a wide range of drugs in theatre. Hence, each drug is presented with a short summary of its presentation, dose, and pharmacokinetics. Common or serious side effects to watch for are also described. A selection of self-assessment questions is provided at the end of the chapter.

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Subjects: Anaesthetics

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