By Julian Stone
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Conformational change of receptor α 3. 2 Intravenous anaesthetics Thiopentone S H O N C Propofol CH(CH3)2 C N C CH Na O CH3 O OH C2H5 C Etomidate (CH2)2 CH(CH3)2 O N H3C CH3 Ketamine H3C N Midazolam N C CH3 O C N NH C C . g. ITU) and operations under local anaesthesia. Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) This is the commonest induction agent in current practice, and is most frequently used as a pre-prepared 1% (10 mg/mL) emulsion; it is highly lipid soluble. NH2 O F Midazolam is water soluble with an open ring structure.
Treatment for mechanical back pain involves NSAIDs together with input from physiotherapy and sometimes clinical psychology. The use of anticonvulsants and antidepressants may be useful if there is evidence of neuropathic pain. In other cases facet joint injection or radi- Neck pain Neck pain may result from cervical spine degeneration or nerve root compression from cervical disc prolapse and may require surgical intervention. Occipital neuralgia (from C2 root) may require cryotherapy. These are two distinct entities of muscle pain.
Rapid equilibration between brain and inhaled concentration is due to its low blood/gas solubility coefficient. It is much more soluble than nitrogen, diffusing into air-filled spaces quicker than nitrogen can diffuse out. Situations where this might be a problem include: • endotracheal cuff expansion (potential for mucosal damage); • bowel expansion; • a simple pneumothorax might become a tension pneumothorax; • air emboli (a small insignificant embolus might enlarge); • tympanic membrane bulging (middle ear surgery).
Anaesthesia at a Glance by Julian Stone