Mechanisms of Anaesthesia

Suggested Level of Knowlege: Detailed

LOs

BT_GS 1.49 Discuss proposed mechanisms of anaesthesia and the sites of action of anaesthetic agents including the physiology and pharmacology of neurotransmitters and their receptors (that is, GABA, excitatory amino acids, acetylcholine, noradrenaline, dopamine and serotonin)

BT_GS 1.54 Describe techniques to balance anaesthetic depth with changing surgical stimulus

Past SAQs

2018.1 Outline the theories, both current and discredited, as to how volatile
anaesthetic agents cause loss of consciousness.

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BT_GS 1.49

Jan 9 2017

25 April 2018