Compound shown to reduce brain damage caused by anesthesia in early study

Posted by on June 22, 2016 6:48 pm
Categories: health

An experimental drug prevented learning deficits in young mice exposed repeatedly to anesthesia, researchers report. The study results may have implications for children who must have several surgeries, and so are exposed repeatedly to general anesthesia. Past studies have linked such exposure to a higher incidence of learning disabilities, attention deficits and hyperactivity.

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