How are inhaled anesthetics taken up and distributed?
through partial pressures of anesthetic gases that moves the it into the alveolar space into the blood into the brain. move through PP GRADIENTS. steady state is achieved when alveolar PP is equal to brain PP
Elimination of inhaled anesthetics
reverse of uptake
what does the time of recovery depend on? Which ones are eliminated faster?
the rate of elimination of the anesthetics from the brain. insoluble in blood are eliminated faster ( like n20)
How is halothane metabolized?
by the liver and creates reactive and toxic metabolites