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

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Created Sep 15, 2013ReportNominate
Tags:Medicine, nurse, patient, Physician

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