General anesthetics and β-amyloid protein.

  title={General anesthetics and β-amyloid protein.},
  author={Zhongcong Xie and Zhipeng Xu},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
With roughly 234 million people undergoing surgery with anesthesia each year worldwide, it is important to determine whether commonly used anesthetics can induce any neurotoxicity. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of age-related dementia, and a rapidly growing health problem. Several studies suggest that anesthesia could be associated with the development of AD. Moreover, studies in cultured cells and animals show that commonly used inhalation anesthetics may induce changes… CONTINUE READING


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