Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp 810–813 | Cite as

Mechanisms of disturbances of respiration and the circulation during high spinal anesthesia

  • S. A. Geshelin
Pathological Physiology and General Pathology


Respiratory and circulatory disturbances during high spinal anesthesia were made the subject of an experimental study. The dominating role of respiratory disturbances results from the action of the anesthetic upon the peripheral conductors. Direct contact of the anesthetic with the medulla oblongata not only fails to induce bulbar paralysis, but acts as an excitant on the vasomotor center. The maintenance of respiratory functions by artificial respiration is of decisive significance for the outcome of the spinal anesthesia.


Public Health Experimental Study Direct Contact High Spinal Anesthesia Spinal Anesthesia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Geshelin
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  1. 1.Surgical Division of the Odessa General Hospital No. 1 and Department of Human and Animal Physiology of Odessa I. I. Mechnikov State UniversityMechnikovUSSR

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