General anesthesia side effects

General anesthesia is used to put a patient under for surgery and other invasive medical or dental procedures. This type of anesthesia is a combination of intravenous and inhaled medicines, which may not be suitable for all patients and procedures. The drugs of choice for anesthetic purposes have changed over the years as advances have shown more effective ways of achieving unconsciousness and pain relief with fewer side effects and complications.

But the gases that have been used over the years, and are still used, do have side effects. Read more on the side effects of gases used in general anesthesia.

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