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Type: Journal article
Title: The taste of intravenous thiopentone
Author: Nor, N.
Fox, M.
Metcalfe, I.
Russell, W.
Citation: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 1996; 24(4):483-485
Issue Date: 1996
ISSN: 0310-057X
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N.B.M Nor, M.A. Fox, I.R. Metcalfe, W.J. Russell
Abstract: Patients sometimes notice an onion or garlic taste before losing consciousness with thiopentone. An assessment of 113 patients revealed that 42% of patients noticed this taste. The effect was observed less in older patients. There was no statistically significant difference in the incidence between men and women. Premedicated patients had a lower incidence, but this was explained by the greater proportion of older patients receiving a premedication. If the taste effect of thiopentone is genetically determined then it is a different gene to thiocarbamate which has about 75% tasters.
Keywords: Humans; Allium; Garlic; Plants, Medicinal; Thiopental; Anesthetics, Intravenous; Premedication; Injections, Intravenous; Incidence; Taste; Aging; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Middle Aged; Child; Female; Male
Description: Publisher's copy made available with the permission of the publisher © 1996 Australian Society of Anaesthetists
RMID: 0030006106
DOI: 10.1177/0310057X9602400412
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