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© 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This article summarizes drug properties frequently used for intravenous anaesthetic induction. The mechanism of general anaesthesia is still unknown, hence physicochemical properties, metabolism and side effects are often more relevant than the way that the way they act to cause unconsciousness. This article also highlights new developments in drug administration and some newer agents.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.mpaic.2015.12.005

Type

Journal article

Journal

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

Publication Date

01/03/2016

Volume

17

Pages

155 - 162