The aging process causes extensive changes in body composition and function. These changes affect the kinetics and dynamics of drugs used in anesthesia. This chapter will briefly review the consequences of the most important of these changes on the kinetics and dynamics of intravenous drugs used in anesthesia.


Cardiac Index Renal Blood Flow Induction Agent Pulmonary Blood Volume Drug Binding Protein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald M. Woerlee
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  1. 1.Rijnoord HospitalAlphen aan den RijnThe Netherlands

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