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Anesthesia Chapter 1
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A drug-induced state of calm in which the patient is reluctant to move and is aware but unconcerned about its surroundings.
The term "regional anesthesia" refers to:
Loss of sensation in a limited area of the body produced by administration of a local anesthetic or other agent in proximity to sensory nerves.
A sleeplike state from which the patient can be aroused with sufficient stimulation.
The term "balanced anesthesia" refers to:
Administration of multiple drugs concurrently in smaller quantities than would be required if each were given alone.
With sufficient stimulation, a patient can be aroused from:
Which of the following statements about anesthesia are false?:
**Anesthetic agents have wide therapeutic indices
-There is always a risk to patient safety when anesthetics are administered.
-most anesthetics cause significant changes in cardio-pulmonary function
**Administration of anesthetics is routine and thus requires no specialized skills.
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