Drugs in anaesthesia
Cellular mechanisms of anaesthesia
Anaesthetic effects, potency, and side effects
Recent developments in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of intravenously administered anesthetic drugs
Adverse reactions to intravenous anaesthetic drugs
Drug interactions in anaesthesia
Anaesthetics
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of new volatile anesthetics
Biodegradation and organ toxicity of new volatile anesthetics
Intravenous anesthesia
The role of α2 agonists in general anaesthesia
Day-care surgery and anesthesia
Opioids and other analgesics
Endogenous opioids and opioid receptors
Opioids
Specific opioids and their clinical applications
Opioid antagonists
Respiratory depression, nausea, and vomiting, and their relationship to opioids
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Postoperative pain management
Muscle relaxants
Succinylcholine update
The present armamentarium of non-depolarizing muscle relaxants
Monitoring of neuromuscular transmission
Reversal of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockade
Cholinesterases
Diversity and plasticity of neuromuscular junctions
Contents
Anaesthetics
Opioids and other analgesics
Muscle relaxants
Index to subjects