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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Regional anaesthesia in the elderly

Bernadette Veering.

in Principles and Practice of Regional Anaesthesia

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Clinical Skills. 5301 words.

Elderly patients are more sensitive to local anaesthetic agents. Central techniques produce greater degrees of sensory and motor block, and the risk of hypotension due to sympathetic block...

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