Anesthetics found to do more than simply induce sleep

Despite the widespread use of anesthetics, we still don't know exactly how they work. The reason we don't fully understand the mechanism behind them is that we don't truly understand how consciousness works. New research from the University of Queensland is shedding new light on what exactly is going on in our brain when we're knocked out by a general anesthetic and it's much more complex that simply falling asleep... Continue Reading Anesthetics found to do more than simply induce sleep Category: Science Tags: Anesthesia Anesthetic Brain Surgery Related Articles: People trained to experience an overlap in senses also receive IQ boost Robotic intubation device seeks out patients' airways Computer takes guesswork out of anesthetizing World's first intubation robot tested on human subjects

Anesthetics found to do more than simply induce sleep

Despite the widespread use of anesthetics, we still don't know exactly how they work. The reason we don't fully understand the mechanism behind them is that we don't truly understand ...

Tue 9 Jan 18 from Gizmag

General anaesthetic more than just a super sleeping pill

Research brings medicine a step closer to understanding how anaesthetics really work. Andrew Masterson reports.

Tue 9 Jan 18 from Cosmos Magazine

General anesthetics do more than put you to sleep

A new understanding of the complex ways in which general anaesthetics act on the brain could eventually lead to improved drugs for surgery. It remains unclear how general anaesthesia works, ...

Tue 9 Jan 18 from Medical Xpress

General Anesthetics Do More than Put You to Sleep, Wed 10 Jan 18 from Laboratory Equipment

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