• Save
3.general anesth
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

3.general anesth




Third Year



Total Views
Views on SlideShare
Embed Views



0 Embeds 0

No embeds



Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

CC Attribution-ShareAlike LicenseCC Attribution-ShareAlike License

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
Post Comment
Edit your comment

3.general anesth 3.general anesth Presentation Transcript

  • Dr Heba A. Mahmoud
  • General anesthesia induced by inhalation or intravenous injection of various anesthetic drugs  it renders patients analgesic, amnesic, and unconscious, and provides muscle relaxation  These desired effects are not produced safely by a single anesthetic  A combination of drugs is necessary to produce all of these desired effects sought with anesthesia
  • Balanced anesthesia approach to meet the patient anesthetic needs. It involve the induction of anesthesia with a combination of drugs. It take each drug’s beneficial effects while minimizing each agent’s adverse effects.
  • A state of light anesthesia not deep enough to permit surgical operation. Diazepam slowly intravenous Thiopental sodium rectally Basal anesthesia
  • The depth of anesthesia has been divided into four sequential stages: Stage 1: Analgesia (induction ) Stage 2:Excitement Stage 3:Surgical anesthesia Stage 4: Medullary paralysis Lippincott’s pharmacology 4th edition
  •  Stop anesthetic  Artificial respiration  Analeptic drugs (drugs stimulate medullary centers ) e.g. doxapram IV infusion
  • Inhalation anesthetics Gases: nitrous oxide Volatile liquids: halothane , enflurane desflurane, isoflurane and sevoflurane Intravenous anesthetics  Ultrashort acting barbiturates e.g. thiopental sodium  Benzodiazepines Diazepam, lorazepam and Midazolam  Ketamine  Etomidate.  Propofol.  Opioid analgesics general anesthetics
  • Mechanism of action  No specific receptor has been identified  The focus is now on interactions of the inhaled anesthetics with proteins comprising ion channels. E.g., the general anesthetics increase the sensitivity of the GABAA receptors to the neurotransmitter, GABA. →↓Postsynaptic neuronal excitability  Other receptors are also affected by volatile anesthetics; e.g., the activity of the inhibitory glycine receptors in the spinal motor neurons is increased.  In addition, the inhalation anesthetics block the excitatory postsynaptic current of the nicotinic receptors.
  • Gases Nitrous oxide Weak anesthetic (Low potency) Has rapid induction and recovery Good analgesic and sedative properties No skeletal muscle relaxant properties Exposure to nitrous oxide for long periods cause vitamin B 12 deficiency and megaloplastic anemia Uses -Minor operation -obstetric analgesia -combined with other anesthetics to enhance its effects Inhalation anesthetics
  • Halothane Is the prototype to which newer inhalation anesthetics have been compared General anesthetic with rapid induction and rapid recovery Has moderate analgesic and skeletal muscle relaxant action nonexplosive Non-irritant to respiratory tract &produce bronchodilatation
  • • Hypotension, bradycardia and cardiac arrhythmias. • Post operative nausea and vomiting • Respiratory depression and hypoventilation. • Hepatotoxicity (halothan hepatitis) rarely . • Malignant hyperthermia may occur with halothane Halothane drug interaction Halothane sensitizes the myocardium to the effects of sympathomimetics. These agents may Produce serious cardiac arrhythmias in the presence of halothane Halothane adverse effects
  • Relatively rapid induction and recovery Produces good analgesia, skeletal muscle relaxation No sensitization of heart to catecholamines. No hepatotoxicity Disadvantages At high concentration produces CNS stimulation (convulsion)
  • Similar to enflurane but it is irritating to the airway and can cause laryngospasm and excessive secretions Similar to enflurane but it produces concentration- dependent hypotension rapid uptake without irritating the airway during Induction it may prove to be nephrotoxic.
  • Lippincott’s pharmacology 4th edition
  •  They have rapid induction and recovery  No analgesic and no skeletal muscle relaxation  They include:  Ultrashort acting barbiturates  Etomidate.  Propofol.  Benzodiazepines  Ketamine  Opioid analgesics
  • •Rapid induction •Short duration of action •Repeated injection lead to prolongation of its duration of action Ultrashort- acting barbiturates THIOPENTAL SODIUM induction of anesthesia anesthersia short operative procedures anticonvulsant Hypotention Respiratory depression Bronchospasm in asthmatics Necrosis and ulceration if injected around the vein Arterial spasm, thrombosis and gangrene if injected into the artery
  • No cardiovascular and respiratory depression Uses  Induction of anesthesia  Permit anesthesia for short operative procedures Etomidate propofol an intravenous sedative/hypnotic used in the induction or maintenance of anesthesia. Rapid onset of anesthesia and very fast recovery
  • Benzodiazepines are sedative hypnotic drugs Diazepam, lorazepam and Midazolam Characters of anesthesia: produces rapid induction and short duration. unconsciousness’ with amnesia Uses Short procedures Basal anesthesia Preanesthetic medication Benzodiazepines
  • Ketamine Administered by intravenous and intramuscular Produces “dissociative” anesthesia Slow onset and recovery is associated with dysphoria and hallucination It stimulates the central sympathetic outflow may increase Blood pressure, heart rate Potent bronchodilator Increase intracranial pressure and intraocular pressure Contraindicated in hypertension and psychic disturbances
  • Morphine, meperidine , and fentanyl Employed as supplements during general anesthesia Very large doses of opioids may be infused to obtain anesthesia Opioids can cause hypotension, respiratory depression ,Muscle rigidity and post anesthetic nausea and vomiting Opioid analgesics
  • Drugs given before administration of anesthesia in order to Decrease anxiety. Provide amnesia for the preoperative period Relieve of preoperative pain if it present. Reduce the requirement for an anesthetic agent. Minimize undesirable side effects associated with some of these agents (Salivation, bradycardia, coughing, vomiting) = produce vagolytic effect. Reduce the volume and acidity of gastric contents. Preanesthetic medication usually require the use of two or three drugs together preanestheticmedication
  • Opioid analgesics Drugs that reduce gastric acidity Anticholinergic agents Sedatives&hypnotics preanesthetic medication The most commonly used classes of Drugs
  • Sedative hypnotics and anti-anxiety drugs e.g. diazepam IM (sedation, amnesia and reduce anxiety) Opioid analgesics e.g. meperdine IM (Reduce pain , reduce the amount of general anesthetic required) Anticholinergic agents e.g. atropine, scopolamine IM (Decrease salivation and bronchial secretion, protect against bradycardia and hypotension) Drugs that reduce gastric acidity e.g. ranitidine and antacids
  • Thank you