Science Quiz / Local vs. General Anesthetics

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Can you pick the characteristics of local and general anesthetics? Answers can be local (l), general (g) or both (b).

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Can cause malignant hyperthermia as a side effect
Analgesic
Adverse effects can include seizures
Isoflurane
IV administration
Work by blocking sodium channels in the axon membrane to stop nerve conduction
ester-type anesthetics
Administration by Injection
Nitrous Oxide
Produces insensitivity to painful stimuli
Work by enhancing transmission at inhibitory synapses and by inhibiting transmission at excitatory synapses
Halothane
Can cause methemoglobinemia
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Can cause bradycardia as an adverse effect
Coadministration of a vasoconstrictor can prolong effects
Benzodiazepines
Adverse reactions can include hypotension
Can cause respiratory depression as an adverse effect
Topical Administration
Lidocaine
Inhaled Administration
Barbiturates
Anesthesia
amide-type anesthetics
Procaine
Produces unconsciousness as a therapeutic effect

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