Im looking at the effects of anesthetics on the brain, in comparison to the use(over use ) of Alcohol
Yes, ethanol is a general anaesthetic drug and it is mentioned that app. 2 to 3 ml/kg of absolute ethanol are required intravenously to induce anesthesia. (Dundee 1970)
It was used in Mexico, London and Germany in the 1929-31 era, but was abandoned because of toxicity. (Dundee 1969)
Also a re-evaluation of alcohol as an intravenous anaesthetic for minor surgery in fit patients revealed an unacceptably high incidence of undesirable sequelae.(Isaac 1971)
-- Dundee JW. Intravenous ethanol anaesthesia: a study of dosage and blood levels. Anesth Analg 1970; 49:467-75.
-- Dundee JW, Isaac M, Clarke RS. Use of alcohol in anesthesia. Anesth Analg 1969; 48:665–9.
-- Isaac M, Pandit SK, Dundee JW, Galway JE. Intravenous ethanol anaesthesia: a study of sequelae and their implications. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 1971; 15:141-55.
- Ethanol Information for Consumers
- Ethanol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
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