0 Desflurane

Desflurane :

Boiling point - 23 *C
Therefore can boil at room temperature.
Hence require special vaporizer ( Tec 6)

  • Lowest Blood gas coefficient - therefore fastest acting. 

(Remember the order of speed/BG coeff/MAC/Potency etc. as discussed before - Click here to read about it.)

Potency depends on Oil Gas partition coefficient.
Desflurane is least potent (Mn: Meeting Halo i.e super dangerous)

  • Least metabolized (therefore least nephrotoxic)

Contraindications :
  • Malignant hyperthermia
  • Hypovolemia
  • Intra Cranial hypertention.

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