A Basic Introduction to the Functions of General Anesthetic

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Published on February 20, 2014

Author: johngerancher

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Dr. John Charles Gerancher, also known as J.C., is a medical professional who has been licensed to practice in Washington, California, and North Carolina. In addition, John Gerancher was a professor of anesthesiology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

By John Gerancher

 Dr. John Charles Gerancher, also known as J.C., is a medical professional who has been licensed to practice in Washington, California, and North Carolina. In addition, John Gerancher was a professor of anesthesiology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. While many individuals equate the idea of going under anesthesia with being put to sleep, these two states actually have a lot of differences, with anesthesia offering benefits that sleep does not.

 The basic effects of general anesthetic on a patient include an onset of unconsciousness, a change in the body’s response to pain, and general immobility. Rather than sleep, this state is more comparable to a medically induced coma. Due to the combination of drugs administered during a dose of anesthesia, patients often have no memory of surgical procedures.

 General anesthetic has these effects since it functions in the body’s central nervous system, where it hinders nerve transmissions. Once under the effects of the drugs, the parts of the body where neurotransmitters are released (known as synapses), receive fewer nerve transmissions. While the use of anesthetic has a significant effect on the body’s responses, doctors and anesthesiologists carefully monitor patients’ vital signs, so they can effectively reverse the medical coma.

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