Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.
Careful selection and administration of medications is essential in producing the desired and optimal intraoperative anesthetic effect and postoperative outcomes.
These drugs are often preferred over benzodiazepines for anxiety because they are unlikely to cause dependence; however, they may not work as quickly as benzodiazepines.
SSRIs typically have a delayed onset-of-action and may initially worsen anxiety.
Patients given monitored anesthesia rather than general anesthesia experience fewer incidences of nausea and vomiting and typically can be discharged home safely and quickly.
The primary disadvantages of MAC are the lack of airway control and the threat of aspiration or obstruction.