Interactions of Volatile Anesthetics and Other Drugs Used in Clinical Practice
This discussion is devoted to the broad and complex subject of possible interactions of volatile (inhalation) anesthetics with other drugs used in anesthesia. It is impossible to give a detailed review of this theme (Gnoheim 1971; Ravolins 1978) in the space allotted to me, and therefore I shall describe the basic principles involved, viewed from a unitary point of view; this will enable one to see the subject in a wide perspective. In order to do this I have chosen to follow both inhalation agents and interacting drugs from their port of entry to the places in the body where they meet and to consider what takes place in the process.
KeywordsMidazolam Isoflurane Halothane Clonidine Barbiturate
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