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Potential Risks of General Anesthesia

General anesthesia puts patients to sleep so they are unconscious during the surgical procedure and do not feel any pain. Anesthetics are usually delivered by a combination of injection and inhalation with injectable anaesthetics inducing unconsciousness and inhalational anaesthetics maintaining it. General anesthesia can also be given solely by any of the two forms (injection or inhalation). During the procedure, the patient’s blood oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and breathing are closely monitored. […]