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Organs, Systems, and Surgery

Organs, Systems, and Surgery (First Edition)

William Fullick and James Fullick
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date: 12 July 2024

p. 232. The Story of Anaesthesialocked

p. 232. The Story of Anaesthesialocked

  • William Fullick
  •  and James Fullick


This chapter focuses on the effects and development of anaesthesia. It explains that nearly all drugs in anaesthesia act on two basic principles of activation or suppression of cellular receptors and dependence on a concentration gradient. Modern anaesthesia involves precise doses of specially designed drugs that obliterate consciousness and provide pain relief. The chapter then looks at the equipment and techniques concerned with the anaesthetist at work. It looks into the debates surrounding anaesthetic drugs and how they work, and it references the relationship between GABA receptors with globally decreased neurone transmission within the brain and other organ systems.

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