Anesthetics (general, local, regional) are used to induce anesthesia during surgery, childbirth, dental or diagnostic procedures, and other treatments
General anesthesia is administered parenterally or by inhalation to produce progressive and reversible stages of CNS depression
Local anesthetics (topical, injectable) produce anesthesia in small, localized areas
Regional anesthetics are used for larger areas (spinal, epidural)
Anesthetic adjuncts are given preoperatively, intraoperatively, or postoperatively to aid in the anesthetic process
Anesthetic adjuncts (antianxiety agents and sedative/hypnotics, anticholinergics, narcotic analgesics, neuromuscular blocking agents) are used to enhance anesthetic agents.
analgesic adjuncts has been found in Davis's Drug Guide
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