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Pharmacology ch 23

Pharmacoloy Anesthetics Chapter 23

Anesthesia means a condition of no feeling or nervous sensation.
General anesthesia involves a loss of consciousness (LOC).
Local anesthesia involves a small area of skin and adjacent tissue.
Spinal anesthesia involves the subarachnoid space.
Regional anesthesia involves a nerve block.
Epidural anesthesia involves the epidural space.
Anesthetics includes: 1. Solarcaine. 2. Xylocaine AKA lidocaine. 3. Marcaine. 4. Novocain AKA procaine. 5. Pontocaine.
Induction of anesthesia refers to the initial anesthesia that causes loss of consciousness (LOC).
Other anesthesia is then given to place the patient in a coma.
Medications used as an induction anesthetic includes: 1. etomidate. 2. Pentothal.
A neuromuscular blocker causes muscular paralysis and includes: Anectine AKA succinylcholine (“succs”).
A preoperative medication designed to decrease airway secretions is called atropine.
Created by: Patti Belfi Reed Patti Belfi Reed