Types of Anesthesia

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General anesthesia is one of the type of anesthesia which uses several medicines to provide the patient unconscious and unable to move.

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Types of Anesthesia

  1. 1. Anesthetic
  2. 2. Definition: Anesthetic is a drug that causes anesthesia reversible loss of sensation. They contrast with analgesics, which relieve pain without eliminating sensation. These drugs are generally administered to facilitate surgery.
  3. 3. Local Anesthetics Amide local anesthetics are generally heat-stable, with a long shelf life. They have a slower onset and longer half- life than ester anesthetics, and are usually racemic mixtures, with the exception of levobupivacaine and ropivacaine. These agents are generally used within regional and epidural or spinal techniques, due to their longer duration of action, which provides adequate analgesia for surgery, labor, and symptomatic relief.
  4. 4. General Anesthesia General anesthesia makes you both unconscious and unable to feel pain during medical procedures. General anesthesia is commonly produced by a combination of intravenous drugs and inhaled gasses
  5. 5. Regional Anesthesia Regional anesthesia is used when only one area of the body, like an arm or a leg, needs to be anesthetized in order to perform an operation. There are several types of regional anesthesia.

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