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2013-09-18 23:27:49

The Anesthetic Journal has released a study detailing the use of two drug combinations utilized for oral surgery. (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Sedation dentistry is a practice that has been used in the dental field dating back to the 1840’s. Technology and dental science has rapidly evolved since then, allowing for different forms of sedation to be administered. The most well-known dental surgery involving sedation is the extraction of the third molars, also known as wisdom teeth. There...

2013-04-12 12:13:31

Surgical patients who demonstrated heightened pain sensitivity, or hyperalgesia, induced by high doses of a synthetic opioid had their symptoms alleviated by co-treatment with dexmedetomidine, according to new research. Study investigators, who presented their results today at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, concluded that dexmedetomidine may be a new and effective treatment option for opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH). OIH refers to increased pain...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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