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Med J Aust. 1989 Jan 16;150(2):95-102.

Modern inhalational anaesthetic agents. A review of halothane, isoflurane and enflurane.

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  • 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle, NSW.


The intelligent use of modern inhalational anaesthetic agents requires a detailed knowledge of their pharmacology. Currently, the volatile agents in most-common use in Australia are halothane, isoflurane and enflurane. This brief review analyses the similarities and differences in the pharmacological properties of these three drugs in order to provide practitioners with the necessary background knowledge to assist in the selection of an appropriate anaesthetic agent for a given clinical problem.

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