Chemistry And Physical Properties

Sevoflurane (ultane Figure 13-3) is a clear, colorless, volatile liquid at room temperature and must be stored in a sealed bottle. It is nonflammable and nonexplosive in mixtures of air or oxygen. Sevoflurane can undergo an exothermic reaction with desiccated CO2 absorbent (bara-lyme) to produce airway burns or spontaneous ignition, explosion, and fire. Care must be taken to ensure that sevoflurane is not used with an anesthesia machine in which the CO2 absorbent has been dried by prolonged gas flow through the absorbent. Sevoflurane reaction with desiccated CO2 absorbent also can produce CO, which can result in serious patient injury.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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