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General anesthetics

What are General anesthetics?

General anesthetics are medicines that render a patient reversibly unconscious and unresponsive in order to allow surgeons to operate on that patient. General anesthetics are normally administered intravenously or by inhalation by a specialist doctor called an anesthetist who also monitors the patient's vital signs (breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature) during the procedure. While under general anesthesia, a patient is unable to feel pain and will likely wake with some short-term amnesia (memory loss). Experts are unsure exactly how general anesthetics work.

List of General anesthetics

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Diprivan (Pro)
Generic name: propofol
21 reviews
Ketalar (Pro)
Generic name: ketamine
6 reviews
Generic name: thiopental
3 reviews
Brevital Sodium (Pro)
Generic name: methohexital
2 reviews
Amidate (Pro)
Generic name: etomidate
1 review
Ultane (Pro)
Generic name: sevoflurane
No reviews
Generic name: isoflurane
No reviews
Suprane (Pro)
Generic name: desflurane
No reviews
Sojourn (Pro)
Generic name: sevoflurane
No reviews
Propoven (Pro)
Generic name: propofol
No reviews
Generic name: fospropofol
No reviews
Forane (Pro)
Generic name: isoflurane
No reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

See also

Medical conditions associated with general anesthetics:

Further information

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