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Mechanism of General Anaesthetic Action

Mechanism of General Anaesthetic Action

Mechanism of General Anaesthetic Action

Shelley Barnes, Jeff Handel, Madeleine Storey
Shelley Barnes, Jeff Handel, Madeleine Storey
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 18 Jul 2018
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Last updated: 19 Jul 2018

Reference: 190949

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Description

This session describes the ways in which general anaesthetic agents are hypothesized to exert their effects at the cellular and molecular level.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Explain the historical theories behind the mechanism of action of general anaesthetic agents, including the Meyer-Overton Hypothesis
• List the receptors commonly bound in anaesthesia and describe the downstream effects of ligand binding
• Identify the specific target sites at which different intravenous and inhalational anaesthetic agents are proposed to act
• Describe the synergistic effect of other agents on minimum alveolar concentration
Shelley Barnes, Jeff Handel, Madeleine Storey

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Shelley Barnes, Jeff Handel, Madeleine Storey
on behalf of Health Education England

Shelley Barnes BMedSc (Hons)
Anaesthetic SpR, Bristol School of Anaesthesia

Prior to medicine Shelley completed a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and spent a period of time working in the pharmaceutical industry. Her professional interests include pain medicine, peer support and mentoring.

She is a content author for the e-LA project.

Jeffrey is a consultant anaesthetist at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

He is a content author for the e-LA project.

Madeleine Storey
CT2 Anaesthetics, Royal United Hospital, Bath

Maddie originally trained in Biomedical Sciences and subsequently came to medicine as a graduate. She is now an ACCS Anaesthesia trainee, currently working at the RUH as a CT2.

Maddie is a content author with the e-LA project.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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