Anesthesia-induced neuronal apoptosis during synaptogenesis: a review of the literature.

@article{Loftis2012AnesthesiainducedNA,
  title={Anesthesia-induced neuronal apoptosis during synaptogenesis: a review of the literature.},
  author={Grace Kline Loftis and Shawn Bryant Collins and Mason McDowell},
  journal={AANA journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={291-8}
}
Anesthesia is generally accepted as safe in most adult populations; however, in pediatric patients questions exist regarding the potential for long-term detrimental effects. Various anesthetic agents are associated with neuronal degeneration when administered to neonatal animals. The mechanism of damage is thought to be via accelerated apoptosis, a normally beneficial process in the maintenance of homeostasis. This review of the literature examines the current evidence in neonatal rodents… CONTINUE READING

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