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General anaesthesia
Summary: General anaesthetics are medications used to cause a loss of consciousness so you're unaware of surgery. Despite there being a number of theories about how general anaesthetics work, the precise mechanisms remain unknown.
However, it is known that all anaesthetics interrupt the passage of signals along the nerves. This means that any stimulation to the body doesn't get processed or recognised by the brain.
Language: English
Format: Online Resource
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Publisher: the NHS website

Last updated: 23/11/2018