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Anesthetics, General

"Anesthetics, General" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Agents that induce various degrees of analgesia; depression of consciousness, circulation, and respiration; relaxation of skeletal muscle; reduction of reflex activity; and amnesia. There are two types of general anesthetics, inhalation and intravenous. With either type, the arterial concentration of drug required to induce anesthesia varies with the condition of the patient, the desired depth of anesthesia, and the concomitant use of other drugs. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p.173)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Anesthetics, General" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Anesthetics, General" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 78 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2010 and 2012
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