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A group of drugs that provide sufficient pain suppression necessary for surgical procedures via general inhibition of the cns
General anesthetics
The elimination of the patients perception and reaction to pain,: this is non-specific and takes place in several areas of the brain.
analgesia
Loss of memory; not essential but desirable during most surgical procedures.
Amnesia
This is essential for some surgical procedures such as when body cavities are entered.
sedation-hypnosis
The various general anesthetics produce varying degrees of muscle relaxation; usually muscle relaxation has to be further enhanced by using neuromuscular blocking agents.
Muscle relaxation.
Often autonomic manifestations are enhanced during surgical procedures and additional medication must be used to suppress these functions.
Autonomic desensitization.
Relief of anxiety
Facilitation of smooth rapid induction w/o prolonging emergence
provide amnesia during the procedure and retainig cooperation before loss of consciousness
Relief of pre- and post-operative pain
Minimize some undesirable effects of anesthetics
Preaneshetic agent goals
What are the most commonly used classes of drugs used concomitant with general anasthesia?
Hypnotics
Tranquilizers
Opioids
Antiemetics
Anticholinergics