Chapter 5

General Anaesthetics

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Define the concept of anaesthesia

  • List the different stages of attaining anaesthesia while conducting surgeries

  • Explain the overall mechanisms of action of anaesthetics

  • List the various classes of general anaesthetics

  • Describe the liquid anaesthetics with examples

  • Describe the synthetic routes of each anaesthetics

  • Define the utility and doses of each anaesthetics

  • Define the toxicity and side-effects of each anaesthetics

  • List the anaesthetics useful in dentistry

  • Define inhalation anaesthetics

  • Describe the gaseous anaesthetics with examples

  • Describe the utility of laughing gas and why it is called so

  • Define some rapid-acting barbiturates

  • Define rapid-acting non-barbiturates

  • Describe benzodiazepine ...

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