The effects of dexmedetomidine added to spinal levobupivacaine for transurethral endoscopic surgery.

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Esmaoglu A. , Turk S. , Bayram A. , Akin A. , UĞUR F. , ÜLGEY A.

Balkan medical journal, vol.30, no.2, pp.186-90, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2013.7082
  • Title of Journal : Balkan medical journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.186-90


Background: Intrathecal alpha 2 agonists prolong the duration of action of local anesthetics and reduce the required dose. Dexmedetomidine is an alpha 2 receptor agonist and its alpha 2/alpha 1 selectivity is 8 times higher than that of clonidine.