Chemistry
Hospitals
Pain Management

Which gases are used in hospitals for anaesthetics?

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05/06/2015

Mainly pure oxygen is used, but this is often used in conjunction with nitrous, which has some pain- relieving properties and lowers the amount of actual anasthetic used. The drug that keeps the patient under anasthetic is vaporized into the o2/n2 mixture and therefore is breathed in by the patient.