High pressure effects in anaesthesia and narcosis.

  title={High pressure effects in anaesthesia and narcosis.},
  author={Agnieszka I. Wlodarczyk and Paul F McMillan and Susan A. Greenfield},
  journal={Chemical Society reviews},
  volume={35 10},
There is growing interest in determining the effects of high pressure on biological functions. Studies of brain processes under hyperbaric conditions can give a unique insight into phenomena such as nitrogen narcosis, inert gas anaesthesia, and pressure reversal of the effects of anaesthetic and narcotic agents. Such research may shed light on the action of anaesthetics, which remains poorly understood, and on the nature of consciousness itself. Various studies have established the behavioural… CONTINUE READING

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