Medindia

X

New Anesthesia Numbs but Does Not Put to Sleep

by Medindia Content Team on  October 7, 2007 at 11:30 AM Research News   - G J E 4
New Anesthesia Numbs but Does Not Put to Sleep
US researchers have developed a general anesthesia that reduces pain without loss of body sensation and consciousness, according to a study published in Nature Journal.
Advertisement

According to the report, scientists from the General Hospital of Massachusetts injected in rodents a combination of two drugs - lidocain and capsaicin - in an area near the sciatic nerves.

Advertisement
The animals did not feel pain, and kept moving naturally without losing body sensation. The sedation effect lasted two hours.

Even though studies are not concluded yet, experts are convinced that anesthetic preparation may be effective in some pre-operative surgeries and natural births.

Source: Medindia
SRM/S
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All