Anaesthesia – MCQ 8 – Xenon anaesthesia

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

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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