30 Things That Science Hasn’t Figured Out Yet

How Does General Anesthesia Work?

2. How Does General Anesthesia Work?

General anesthesia has been used by the medical field for over 100 years, and it’s well-known for its magical ability to prevent you from feeling any pain by keeping you unconscious while you’re undergoing surgery. 

Once you wake up after it wears off, you have no recollection of the time that had passed. But even though doctors have been using it for ages, scientists are still unsure of the exact mechanism by which the medicines involved in general anesthesia knocks us out. 

Some scientists say that the gases and drugs affect our brain and neurological activity to help us pass out, but a lot more research is needed to find out exactly how it happens. 

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