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    Default Why You Risk Your Life Every Time You Elect Surgery and Anesthesia

    MARCO TORRES
    JULY 21, 2014

    General anesthesia works to knock you out and escape pain during oral surgery, elective surgery and other complicated surgical procedures. However, anesthetic agents can be toxic and bring about serious, even fatal complications. The most shocking thing is that doctors and scientists still don't know exactly how these medicines work in the body.

    The clinical state of anaesthesia consists of multiple components that are mediated via interaction of the anaesthetic drugs with different targets on the molecular, the cellular, the network and the structural-anatomical levels.

    The mechanisms by which some of these drugs induce the different components of "anaesthesia" may be rather specific: discrete mutations of single amino acids in specific proteins profoundly affect the ability of certain anaesthetics to achieve specific endpoints.

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    But imagine the days before anesthesia - I've read horror stories of men having their legs sawn off with only a bottle of whisky to help. For me, the benefits outweigh the risks.

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    Default Re: Why You Risk Your Life Every Time You Elect Surgery and Anesthesia

    Quote Originally Posted by Julieanne View Post
    For me, the benefits outweigh the risks.
    For necessary surgery, I agree Julieanne but I would have to be absolutely convinced that it was the best option. When it comes to surgery such as cosmetic surgery, it is a no brainer for me. In this case the risks are worse than any benefits and even then I consider it dubious that there are any benefits to cosmetic surgery done for cosmetic reasons.

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