Neurochemical modulators of sleep and anesthetic states.

  title={Neurochemical modulators of sleep and anesthetic states.},
  author={Christa J Van Dort and Helen A Baghdoyan and Ralph Lydic},
  journal={International anesthesiology clinics},
  volume={46 3},
The regulation of consciousness is a fundamental question that has a long and storied association with philosophy. Today, consciousness studies command a central position in contemporary neuroscience. The complexities of consciousness studies and the pressing demands of clinical care have led most anesthesiologists to focus on research problems with pragmatic outcomes. Yet the ability to accurately assess and manipulate states of consciousness with anesthetic drugs is the ultimate concern for… CONTINUE READING
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