oa South African Medical Journal - Steroid anaesthesia: a clinical trial with 'presuren' brand hydroxydione

Volume 33, Issue 43
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A steroid, Presuren brand hydroxydione, was used as a basal anaesthetic in 100 patients. It was used as a 5% or 10% solution, with warm saline as the solvent. Induction is smooth and pleasant. Nitrous oxide has a synergistic action, and reducer doses of relaxants produce adequate relaxation.

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