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What class of drug is isoflurane?

What class of drug is isoflurane?

Isoflurane, sold under the brand name Forane among others, is a general anesthetic.

Which of these is an ideal Anaesthetic agent?

Sevoflurane Sevoflurane is closest to being the ideal agent, as it can be used for induction and for maintenance of anaesthesia. Its pleasant odour (pear drops), low blood solubility and low arrhythmogenic risk mean that it is becoming the agent of choice for gas induction.

Which compound is used in anesthetic agent?

For a long time, ether, chloroform, tricholoroethylene, ethyl chloride or chloretane, and also cyclopropane were widely used as inhalation anesthetics. Today, the following anesthetics are used most regularly in medicine: halothane, enflurane, isoflurane, metoxyflurane, and nitrous oxide.

What are the side effects of succinylcholine?

Common side effects of succinylcholine include:

  • Jaw rigidity.
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Muscle fasciculation may result in postoperative pain.
  • Muscle relaxation resulting in respiratory depression to the point of breathing cessation (apnea)
  • Respiratory depression.
  • Salivary gland enlargement.

Why is enflurane no longer used?

Enflurane has a somewhat slow onset of action and is, therefore, was used largely to maintain anesthesia after induction with other agents. Enflurane became available in 1972 but was withdrawn is no longer in use in the United States, having been replaced by other the more modern halogenated inhalation agents.

Why is isoflurane used in cardiac surgery?

Although arterial and systemic blood pressure decline with the use of isoflurane, cardiac output is preserved as the result of an active carotid baroreceptor reflex and decreased afterload. In fact, in contrast to other volatile agents isoflurane may result in the greatest decrease in systemic vascular resistance.

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