‘Communication breakdown’ during general anesthesia

Posted by on May 11, 2016 5:17 pm
Categories: health

Some anesthesia drugs work in a straightforward manner by dampening down neurons in the brain. The mechanism of one anesthetic, however, has proved elusive: ketamine. When ketamine is used for general anesthesia, two connected parts of the cortex turn to ‘isolated cognitive islands,’ researchers have found.

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