Effects of intravenous anesthetic agents on pregnant myometrium


Karsli B., Kaya T., Cetin A.

POLISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY, vol.51, no.6, pp.505-510, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : POLISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.505-510

Abstract

Emergent or elective surgical procedures under general anesthesia may be required during pregnancy for some patients. For this reason, effects of anesthetics on uterine contractions are important. General anesthesia is not limited to the administration of inhalation agents, since induction and maintenance of anesthesia usually involve intravenous administration of different anesthetic agents. The effects of these agents on uterine contractions and blood flow are very important. The unexpected relaxation or contraction of myometrium can be harmful to fetus and continuing pregnancy. Our aim in this study is to investigate the effects of intravenous anesthetic agents on uterine contractions.