An evaluation of enflurane as an amnesic agent for outpatient oral surgery.

R. A. Kraut, J. E. Buhler, D. W. Shelton, R. L. Watson

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An alternative to general anesthesia for outpatient oral surgery that creates a state of cooperative amnesia without eliminating the patient's protective reflexes has been developed. Enflurane, 1.5%, administered via a nasal mask produced a high incidence of amnesia with all patients remaining cooperative, with protective reflexes intact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-281
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of oral surgery (American Dental Association : 1965)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1978
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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