Dexmedetomidine

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Fun fact: Direct instraspinal injection of dexmedetomidine apparently produces a dose-dependent elevation of pain thresholds in the Northern leopard frog.

Strangely this question is rarely asked in the primary vivas.

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Photo by Brian Gratwicke.

T/F Dexmedetomidine has a potent amnestic effect

T/F Dexmedetomidine may reduce volatile agent requirements by up to 90%

T/F Rapid administration of dexmedetomidine may cause tachycardia

T/F Dexmedetomidine causes dose dependent myocardial depression

T/F Dexmedetomidine reduces tidal volume and increases respiratory rate