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Metabolism and Acute Toxicity of Volatile Anesthetics

  • V. Hempel
  • W. Heipertz
  • H-V Gärtner
  • M. Schmelzle
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 185)

Abstract

It is well documented that the halogenated methane derivatives CCl4 and to a lesser extent CHCl3, and therefore also the anesthetic chloroform, which was used until well into the sixties, are hepatotoxic [10]. There is also good reason to suspect that halothane might also occasionally cause liver reactions leading to lethal hepatic necrosis [5].

Keywords

Hepatic Lesion Volatile Anesthetic Hepatic Necrosis Halothane Anesthesia Inhalation Anesthetic 
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  • V. Hempel
  • W. Heipertz
  • H-V Gärtner
  • M. Schmelzle

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