Sevoflurane--a long-awaited volatile anaesthetic.

  title={Sevoflurane--a long-awaited volatile anaesthetic.},
  author={I Quah Smith and Marilyn Nathanson and Paul F. White},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={76 3},
In evaluating any newly introduced anaesthetic, it is worth comparing its properties with those of a theoretical “ideal” volatile agent which would have a low solubility in blood to allow for rapid equilibration between delivered concentration and the effect site in the central nervous system (CNS). This would facilitate rapid induction of anaesthesia, allow easier titration of anaesthetic dose to the desired effect during the maintenance period and permit rapid emergence and recovery at the… CONTINUE READING
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