The enflurane sparing effect of sufentanil in dogs.

  title={The enflurane sparing effect of sufentanil in dogs.},
  author={Richard I Hall and Margaret R Murphy and Carl C. Hug},
  volume={67 4},
There is a ceiling to the reduction of enflurane MAC by fentanyl in the dog. Sufentanil (SUF), a more potent narcotic, may be more efficacious in reducing enflurane MAC. To test this hypothesis, 25 mongrel dogs were studied in three groups. Group 1 (n = 8) received SUF in progressively increasing infusion rates from 0.005 micrograms . kg-1 . min-1 to a maximum of 1.215 micrograms . kg-1 . min-1. MAC was determined at stable SUF concentrations in plasma [SUF] during each infusion rate. Group 2… CONTINUE READING

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