Citrus aurantium blossom and preoperative anxiety.

  title={Citrus aurantium blossom and preoperative anxiety.},
  author={Mahmood Akhlaghi and Gholamreza Shabanian and Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei and Neda Parvin and Mitra Saadat and Mohsen K. Akhlaghi},
  journal={Revista brasileira de anestesiologia},
  volume={61 6},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Reducing anxiety is very important before operation. Preoperative visit and use of premedication are popular methods to achieve this goal, but the role of anxiolytic premedication remains unclear and postoperative side-effects may result from routine premedication. Citrus aurantium is used as an alternative medicine in some countries to treat anxiety, and recently the anxiolytic role of this medicinal plant was established in an animal model study. The aim of this… CONTINUE READING
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