• Except for the naturally occurring gas nitrous oxide (laughing gas), all the major inhalational anesthetics are hydrocarbons , compounds formed of carbon and hydrogen atoms. (britannica.com)
  • Status of organ systems: Cardiovascular system: whereas the hypotensive effect of most anesthetics is sometimes desirable, ischemic injury of tissues could follow reduced perfusion pressure. (slideshare.net)
  • Some anesthetics have been rejected for therapeutic use because they form explosive mixtures with air, because of their excessive irritant action on the cells that line the major bronchioles of the lung , or because of their adverse effects on the liver or other organ systems. (britannica.com)
  • Combinations of anesthetics are sometimes used for their synergistic and additive therapeutic effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sold under a number of different brand names, these anesthetics treat minor burns and cuts, insect bite sites, and sunburns. (reference.com)
  • Honeybees not only sting, but bite as well, and these bites can act as natural anesthetics which assist the bees in defending themselves against enemies, such as the wax-moth and parasitic varroa mite, however, this anesthetic may be beneficial for humans too. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • New research on mammal cells in the U.S. had verified Vita's predictions that H-2 can be used as a successful anesthetic for humans, not just bugs and mites. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • They have a slower onset and longer half-life than ester anesthetics, and are usually racemic mixtures, with the exception of levobupivacaine (which is S(-) -bupivacaine) and ropivacaine (S(-)-ropivacaine). (wikipedia.org)
  • Discomfort from a dental shot is mostly due to the feeling of pressure created by the flow of dental anesthetic . (factbites.com)