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

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