Induction Agents Flashcards Preview

Anesthesiology > Induction Agents > Flashcards

Flashcards in Induction Agents Deck (39)
Loading flashcards...

What receptor does barbiturates, benzos, and propofol target?

GABA-A receptors


How do you approach patients who are allergic to egg and need propofol?

Most patients are allergic to egg albumin (egg whites) and not egg lecithin (yolk - what propofol is used in)


What does it mean to be a more potent drug? A more efficacious drug?

More potent: same effect achieved by a lower dose

More efficacious: same dose gives a lesser effect


Blood is sampled from the hepatic vein. Which would have the lowest concentration compared to central blood: propofol, fentanyl, midazolam, etomidate, esmolol

Propofol: completely metabolized by the liver on a single pass

Midazolam, fentanyl and etomidate are only partially metabolized on a single pass

Esmolol is metabolized by RBC esterases


A drug is highly protein bound but the patient has low levels of protein. Compared to normal protein levels, the drug would be: less efficacious, more potent, higher ED50, cleared slowly

More potent (more in the free/active form)

ED50: dose at which 50% of patients respond - this would decrease in this case (lower dose for the same response)


Which of the following does not work through a G-protein coupled receptor: Fentanyl, midazolam, epinephrine, serotonin, histamine

Midazolam (GABA-A which is a ligand-gated ion channel); the rest work through GPCR (through cAMP or IP3)


What is the largest extrahepatic site of metabolism for propofol?

The lungs


How is fospropofol different from propofol?

Prodrug of propofol that needs to get metabolized in the liver to become propofol and formaldehyde; thus it has a slower onset of action


Which of the following does not have an active metabolite: midazolam, propofol, meperidine, ketamine, morphine


Midazolam -> alpha-1-hydroxymidazolam

Meperidine -> normeperidine (CNS excitation in renal failure)

Ketamine -> norketamine

Morphine -> M6G