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We Finally Know How Anesthesia Works

Even though doctors have been using general anesthesia for nearly 200 years, they haven’t really understood the details of how it temporarily shuts down your brain — until now.

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Sources:
https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMra0808281
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History of Anesthesia


https://anesthesiology.pubs.asahq.org/article.aspx
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2778226/
https://anatomypubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ar.22960
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6320881/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006349501762005
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2701367/
https://www.nature.com/articles/310599a0
https://anesthesiology.pubs.asahq.org/article.aspx?articleid=1933766
https://www.pnas.org/content/117/24/13757

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