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Trace Effects of Anesthetic Gases on Behavioral Performance of Operating Room Personnel.
Bruce DL; Bach MJ
Department of Anesthesia, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, 1975 Dec:20 pages
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.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0041; Physiological-effects; Neuromotor-system-disorders; Nervous-system-disorders; Anesthetics; Toxic-gases; Brominated-hydrocarbons; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Halogenated-hydrocarbons;
Department of Anesthesia, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, 20 pages, 28 references
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