Nitrous oxide and its opioid emetic properties

  • M. A. Gillman


Nitrous Oxide Thiopentone Pancuronium Enflurane Alfentanil 


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© Canadian Anesthesiologists 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Gillman
    • 1
  1. 1.South African Brain Research InstituteJohannesburgSouth Africa

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