The Effects of Single-Dose Etomidate Versus Propofol on Cortisol Levels in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Urologic Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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(Abstracted from Anesth Analg, 121(6):1580–1585, 2015)

Etomidate is administered as a single-dose induction agent and is known to inhibit corticosterone formation. In contrast, propofol administration is not associated with an effect on cortisol levels.

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