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Trace Effects of Anesthetic Gases on Behavioral Performance of Operating Room Personnel.

Authors
Bruce-DL; Bach-MJ
Source
Department of Anesthesia, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, 1975 Dec:20 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00051978
Abstract
Nitrous-oxide (10024972) and halothane (151677) in concentrations of 50 parts per million and 1 part per million respectively, are found to cause measurable decrements in performance on some psychological tests taken by healthy male graduate students. Functions affected include perception, memory, cognition, and motor responses. Nitrous- oxide of 25 ppm concentration and halothane of 0.5 ppm are not found to affect those functions.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0041; Physiological-effects; Neuromotor-system-disorders; Nervous-system-disorders; Anesthetics; Toxic-gases; Brominated-hydrocarbons; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Halogenated-hydrocarbons;
CAS No.
10024-97-2; 151-67-7;
Publication Date
19751219
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1976
Identifying No.
Contract-099-74-0041
Source Name
Department of Anesthesia, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, 20 pages, 28 references
State
IL;
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