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Prostaglandins and anaesthesia

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Since their discovery, the eicosanoids have been found to have a role in an increasing number of clinically important areas. In anaesthesia and intensive care, the study of the eicosanoids in the pathophysiology and treatment of various clinical problems is very recent. It is hoped that this review, along with the reference articles, will provide a basis on which to add some of the new information which is rapidly becoming available.

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Kehler, C.H. Prostaglandins and anaesthesia. Can Anaesth Soc J 30, S14–S19 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03009973

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  • Arachidonic Acid
  • PGE2
  • Prostacyclin
  • Eicosanoid
  • PGI2