Nowadays, general anaesthesia is seldom administered via a mask and anaesthetic gas or vapour.
These will usually contain corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or an anaesthetic to relieve pain or antibiotics.
He was appalled and immediately decreed that all patients receiving such therapy should have proper anaesthetic cover.
We investigated mortality in a population of trauma patients who were intubated before reaching hospital without anaesthetic drugs being used.
Combined with that, we give a combination of a valium-type drug and an intravenous anaesthetic agent to sedate you during the process.
The gas used for anaesthetic purposes is a mixture of 80 per cent nitrous oxide and 20 per cent oxygen.
These include normal doses of anaesthetic agents, overdoses of sedative drugs or alcohol, and a generalized epileptic seizure.
The resident medical registrar assessed a number of our patients after anaesthetic assessment, and they subsequently underwent surgery.
I was given a local anaesthetic
It is also possible to induce anaesthesia with anaesthetic gases, breathed through a mask.