Commonly-Used General Anesthetic Causes Gastrointestinal Tract Motility Complications
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Mariia Melnyk is a researcher at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology · Experimental Therapy in Kyiv, Ukraine.

 

                       

Commonly-Used General Anesthetic Causes Gastrointestinal Tract Motility Complications

Modern general anesthesia was successfully used only one hundred and sixty years ago, but nowadays we can't imagine surgery operations without it. From the wide variety of general inhalation anesthetics, isoflurane, sevoflurane, desflurane, halothane, and enflurane are some of the most commonly-used in medicine. The main purpose of anesthetics is the inhibition of the central nervous system by interaction with specific receptors, which results in unconsciousness and a total loss of sensations. In particular, isoflurane, a halogenated ether, causes analgesia...

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