Anesthesia Pharmacology in Pregnancy

Pregnancy induces significant changes in the pharmacokinetics of anesthetic drugs, necessitating a comprehensive understanding of these alterations for safe and effective obstetric anesthesia. These changes influence the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of anesthetic agents, impacting both maternal and fetal outcomes. 1. Absorption and Uptake During pregnancy, alterations in the gastrointestinal tract and cardiovascular system … Read more