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What are IV anesthetic agents used for?
Rapid induction of Anesthesia
To provide sedation during conscious sedation (monitored anesthesia care)
Propofol is the IV induction drug of choice especially for what characteristic?
Rapid and complete awakening
Why is it advised to use larger veins to administer propofol?
Minimize pain on injection
Mechanism of action of propofol?
GABA receptor-mediated sedative-hypnotic effects
Describe the clearance of propofol?
Rapid, extensive metabolism by the liver; metabolites are excreted by the kidneys.
Propofol effects on the CV system?
Decreases systemic vascular resistance and systemic BP. Some inhibition of SNS, resulting in bradycardia and asystole
Propofol's effects on ventilation?
Depression of ventilation with transient apnea on occasion.
The incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting is __________ when propofol is administered.
Decreased