2017.1 : SAQ 5

Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using nitrous oxide as part of a general anaesthetic (well, this wasn’t exactly the question, I have corrected the spelling error that was on the paper :P)

BT_GS 1.27

This was a commonly used component of anaesthesia up until the late 90s. Can you sum up why it was used almost universally then, why many anaesthetists don’t use it routinely now, and where you think it should fit into your anaesthetic practice?

Nitrous oxide is more soluble in blood than desflurane   TRUE/FALSE

Nitrous oxide is more soluble in blood than nitrogen  TRUE/FALSE

Nitrous oxide undergoes approximately 10% hepatic metabolism  TRUE/FALSE

Nitrous oxide increases plasma homocysteine levels  TRUE/FALSE

Nitrous oxide is an analgesic agent  TRUE/FALSE

 

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