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Define Analgesia
Relief of or freedom from pain.
Define Anesthesia
Freedom from all forms of sensation or feeling.
Two forms of surgical anesthesia
Regional (local) anesthesia

General anesthesia
List the series of events associated with increasing dosage of anesthesia. x10
1. Loss of motor function/coordination:
alteration of consciousness.
2. Analgesia
3. Loss of temperature regulation
4. Unconsciousness
5. Effects on eye motion,
pupil size, and light reflex
6. Loss of protective reflex
7. Loss of muscle tone
8. Respiratory failure
9. Circulatory failure
10. Death
Define MAC
Alveolar concentration necessary to prevent a gross skeletal muscle response to a painful stimulus (skin incision) in 50% of patients at atmospheric pressure.
What happens to the potency with increasing MAC.
Low potency
Nitrous Oxide:

- MAC
- Lambda
High

Low
Methoxyflurane:

- MAC
- Lambda
Low

High
What is the relationship between lambda and MAC?
Inverse