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[Premedication. Pharmacologic preparation prior to regional or general anesthesia].

Abstract
Patient safety and patient well-being are indications for premedication prior to regional or general anaesthesia. Patient well-being may be improved by anxiolytic acting premedication or analgetic premedication to patients in pain. Side-effects of premedication, as anticholinergic effects or emesis, should be avoided. In outpatient clinics it is important to avoid premedication regimens which may prolong patient recovery after the procedure. The paper discusses the principles of premedication, and includes a survey of the main drugs presently available for this purpose.
AuthorsJ C Raeder
JournalTidsskrift for den Norske lægeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny række (Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen) Vol. 109 Issue 28 Pg. 2863-6 (Oct 10 1989) ISSN: 0029-2001 [Print] NORWAY
Vernacular TitlePremedikasjon. Medikamentell forberedelse til regional eller generell anestesi.
PMID2815022 (Publication Type: Comparative Study, English Abstract, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Anesthesia Recovery Period
  • Anesthesia, General
  • Anesthesia, Local
  • Humans
  • Preanesthetic Medication (adverse effects, methods)

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