Joseph T Kanusky

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General anesthesia requires managing a complex array of anesthetic agents that act on an intricate web of neural connections or neural nexus. Both inhaled and intravenous anesthetics must intervene at some level of the neural nexus that provides for amnesia, immobility, hypnosis, and suppression of noxious reflexes. These interactions occur at the spinal(More)
I n order to induce general anesthesia, the anesthetist draws on an armamentarium that provides for an assortment of neurological effects: amnesia, analgesia, loss of consciousness, muscle relaxation, and suppression of noxious reflexes. 1 However, these components of neural function are widely dispersed within the central nervous system (CNS), and the(More)
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