Enzymes in Anesthesiology

  • Francis F. Foldes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Basic Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. A. Aszalos
      Pages 3-19
    3. A. A. Aszalos
      Pages 21-29
    4. A. A. Aszalos
      Pages 31-41
    5. A. A. Aszalos
      Pages 43-51
    6. A. A. Aszalos
      Pages 53-65
    7. A. A. Aszalos
      Pages 67-70
    8. A. A. Aszalos
      Pages 71-88
  3. Specific Enzymes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Francis F. Foldes
      Pages 91-168
    3. James M. Perel, Lester C. Mark
      Pages 169-222
    4. Lubos Triner
      Pages 251-266
    5. Richard W. Patterson, Stuart F. Sullivan
      Pages 267-278
    6. Elemer K. Zsigmond
      Pages 279-319
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 321-368

About this book


It is a pleasure to have the privilege of writing the foreword for a book edited by Dr. Francis F. Foldes. Dr. Foldes has collected in one convenient place a discussion and description of enzyme systems of use to the anesthesiologist and to those other individuals, such as undergraduate and graduate students in related basic sciences, who will profit by and can make use of this body of information. The practicing anesthesiologist and those who work in related fields have become increasingly aware of the need to understand enzyme activities which influence the uptake, distribution, and excretion of those substances that are used in the anesthetic management of surgical patients. A variety of such is obvious when one considers that such diverse substances as activities and muscle re­ analgesic drugs, tranquilizers, hypnotics, anesthetic agents, laxants are strongly affected by these systems and have an influence over the basic understanding of how these drugs operate and act in the body, as well as providing a safety measure so necessary to the proper conduct of clinical anesthesia. The editor and his colleagues have rendered us a great service in collecting information that deals with the basic activity of enzymes including their structure, their kinetics, and to the degree that knowledge permits, mechanism of actions.


Anästhetikum Coenzym Enzym amino acid anesthesia anesthesiology catalysis enzyme enzymes kinetics metabolism primary structure protein synthesis treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Francis F. Foldes
    • 1
  1. 1.Montefiore Hospital and Medical CenterBronxUSA

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