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Why does inhaling anesthetics cause unconsciousness?
The association of the inhaled anesthetic isoflurane with Alzheimer's-disease-like changes in mammalian brains may by caused by the drug's effects on mitochondria, the structures in which most cellular energy is produced.
According to a new study in the journal Nature Medicine, an experimental treatment known as the 'couch potato pill' may also help to prevent heatstroke in people genetically predisposed to it.
Physicians use inhalation anesthetics in a way that is incredibly safe for patients, but very little is known about the intricacies of how these drugs actually work in children and adults.
Administering Ritalin, a commonly used stimulant, to patients recovering from anesthesia sped up the process.
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