The Biochemistry Behind Knocking You Out
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I’ve always found it a little disconcerting how scientists don’t fundamentally understand how anaesthetics work. Of the thousands of major operations every day, almost all of them require you to be reliably made unconscious for a period of time, and then to be awoken at the end. So, this book is an attempt to elucidate what we know about general anaesthetics and what we don’t.
Our protagonist is Harry, a fit young adult who has just been diagnosed with appendicitis. Come and join him as he undergoes surgery to fix his appendix with the help of the diverse group of chemicals known as general anaesthetics.