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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.

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Brevital Sodium (Pro)
Generic name: methohexital
1 review
Diprivan (Pro)
Generic name: propofol
20 reviews
Generic name: thiopental
3 reviews
Ketalar (Pro)
Generic name: ketamine
2 reviews
Propoven (Pro)
Generic name: propofol
0 reviews
Amidate (Pro)
Generic name: etomidate
1 review
Forane (Pro)
Generic name: isoflurane
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Lusedra (Pro)
Generic name: fospropofol
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Sojourn (Pro)
Generic name: sevoflurane
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Suprane (Pro)
Generic name: desflurane
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Generic name: isoflurane
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Ultane (Pro)
Generic name: sevoflurane
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