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Intravenous Induction Agents

  • Dustin J. Jackson
  • Patrick J. Forte

Abstract

Induction of anesthesia is most often achieved using intravenous agents. Inhalational agents can also be used for induction, and this technique is commonly used in children. Propofol, thiopental, etomidate, and ketamine are the most commonly used intravenous agents. While opiates and benzodiazepines can also be used for induction, they are more often used for other purposes.

Keywords

Intravenous anesthetics Propofol Thiopental Etomidate Ketamine 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyMount Nittany Medical CenterState CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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