Isomerism and anaesthetic drugs.

  • Tanya Calvey
  • Published 1995 in Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. Supplementum


Isomers are two or more different substances with the same molecular formula (i.e., the same number of different types of atoms). There are two main types of isomerism: 1) structural isomerism, and 2) steroisomerism. Structural isomers (e.g., enflurane and isoflurane) have different molecular structures, and usually behave like different drugs. Occasionally… (More)