Scientific Name: Halothane
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Mechanism Of Action Halothane causes general anaethesia due to its actions on multiple ion channels, which ultimately depresses nerve conduction, breathing, cardiac contractility. Its immobilizing effects have been attributed to its binding to potassium channels in cholinergic neurons. Halothane’s effect are also likely due to binding to NMDA and calcium channels, causing hyperpolarization.
Description of the Drug: Halothane is a general inhalation anesthetic used for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.
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Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from