Pregnancy Related Problems
Pregnancy and birth present the anesthesiologist with a variety of unique problems. Anesthetic drugs administered to a pregnant woman will not only affect the woman, but may also affect the child too. It is for this reason that this chapter is divided into two parts. The first part is a brief review of the effects of pregnancy on the kinetics and dynamics of intravenously administered drugs used in anesthesia. The second part is a discussion of the effects of these same drugs on the infant delivered by caesarean section.
KeywordsCaesarean Section Nonpregnant Woman Anesthetic Drug Placental Transfer Liver Blood Flow
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