Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Agents used for intravenous induction of anaesthesia


The term ‘intravenous anaesthesia’ has become ambiguous, because except for short outpatient or surgery procedures, it is unusual nowadays for general anaesthesia to be produced by means of either a gas or an intravenous injection alone. Because other drugs are also used as adjuncts, difficulties of terminology may arise. For instance, should the nitrous oxide/oxygen/curare technique be described as an inhalation, intravenous or combined technique? An attempt is made to avoid such difficulties in the title of this article.

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.