Changes of Oxygen Supply to the Tissue Following Intravenous Application of Anesthetic Drugs

  • Wilhelm Erdmann
  • Stefan Kunke
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 37 A)


The main function of the clinical anesthiologist is to make surgical treatment painless for the patient. For this purpose he uses drugs that severely interfere with the regulation of oxygen supply to the tissue. The same problem exists for the scientists working on animal experiments where he has to decide whether his experimental results were not changed by the anesthiological treatment.


Oxygen Transport Tissue Perfusion Brain Cortex Ketamine Anesthesia Barbiturate Anesthesia 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilhelm Erdmann
    • 1
  • Stefan Kunke
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Anesthesiology and PhysiologyUniversity of MainzGermany

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