Effect of thiopentone, etomidate and propofol on carotid body chemoreceptor activity in the rabbit and the cat.

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The response of the carotid body chemoreceptors to intracarotid administration of thiopentone, etomidate and propofol was tested in the rabbit and cat. Thiopentone 3-6 mg min-1 and etomidate 300-600 micrograms min-1 were mildly excitatory, shifting the oxygen and carbon dioxide response curves upwards. Propofol 1.5-3.0 mg min-1 was a potent chemodepressant… (More)

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@article{Ponte1989EffectOT, title={Effect of thiopentone, etomidate and propofol on carotid body chemoreceptor activity in the rabbit and the cat.}, author={Jay M. Ponte and Chad Sadler}, journal={British journal of anaesthesia}, year={1989}, volume={62 1}, pages={41-5} }