AIIMS November 2011 – MCQ 89

Which of the following is not true about Xenon anaesthesia
a) Non explosive
b) Minimal cardiovascular side effects
c) Slow induction and slow recovery
d) Low blood gas solubility

(Repeat question – AIIMS Nov 06 – AA q188)

Correct answer : c) Slow induction and slow recovery

Xenon is very close to being an ideal anaesthetic agent with multiple advantages like:
Inert
Non toxic
Minimal cardiovascular effects
Low blood solubility
Fast induction and recovery
Non explosive
Does not cause malignant hyperthermia

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