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CLASSES OF MEDICINES (ANESTHETICS)

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Is a class of medicines which are used in surgery and intubation.  anesthetics are classified into two groups, these are general na local anesthetics. Indication of general  anesthetics is during surgical procedures to render the patient unaware of the procedure and unresponsiveness, generally are the drugs that can cause reversible loss of  consciousness.
In this group of general anesthetics we have drugs like Thiopental, Ketamine, Isoflurane, Ether, desflurane, propofol, etomidate, sevoflurane. These drugs also can be grouped into two, those for inhalation like halothane and intravenous injection like ketamine
local anesthetics are used to numb the feelings at specific part of the body. They produce reversible inhibiyion of impulse generation and propagation in nerves. Local anesthetics include drugs like cocaine, tetracaine, benzocaine, bupivacaine, procaine, mepivacaine, lignocaine. These also can be grouped into two, those coming from esters like cocaine and amide group which include mepivacaine.
Anasthetics are usually administered by a anestheologist in order to induce anesthesia.Contraindication of these drugs include patients with heart failure,  cardiorespiratory problems and the condition of the surgery

CLASSES OF MEDICINES (ANESTHETICS) CLASSES OF MEDICINES (ANESTHETICS) Reviewed by gafacom on May 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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