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High pressure effects in anaesthesia and narcosis.

Abstract:

There is growing interest in determining the effects of high pressure on biological functions. Studies of brain processes under hyperbaric conditions can give a unique insight into phenomena such as nitrogen narcosis, inert gas anaesthesia, and pressure reversal of the effects of anaesthetic and narcotic agents. Such research may shed light on the action of anaesthetics, which remains poorly understood, and on the nature of consciousness itself. Various studies have established the behavioura...

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10.1039/b517771p

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Wlodarczyk, A More by this author
McMillan, PF More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Pharmacology
Journal:
Chemical Society reviews
Volume:
35
Issue:
10
Pages:
890-898
Publication date:
2006-10-05
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EISSN:
1460-4744
ISSN:
0306-0012
URN:
uuid:daa9e13a-3113-45b9-ac61-478be224fd1e
Source identifiers:
185299
Local pid:
pubs:185299

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