oa South African Medical Journal - Kemithal as an intravenous anaesthetic in the Bantu

Volume 23, Issue 41
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The chief features of kemithal as an agent for intravenous anaesthesia in the Bantu are:- the levels of surgical anaesthesia are reached with practically no depression of resprratIon. There is a remarkable absence of laryngospasm. Toxicity of kemithal is less than with other comparable agents. The rate of venous thrombosis is higher than with pentothal or soluble thiopentone.

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