Propofol Infusion Therapy

  • Ravi K. Grandhi
  • Alaa Abd-Elsayed


Propofol (2, 6 diisopropyl phenol) is a mainstay of anesthetic care both as an induction agent, but also as an agent in sedation. But recent research has also suggested applications beyond these indications including uses for headaches and analgesia. Propofol causes potentiation of the GABA receptors and antagonism of the NMDA receptors.


Propofol Infusion Pain GABA Headache 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ravi K. Grandhi
    • 1
  • Alaa Abd-Elsayed
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyMaimonides Medical CenterBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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