Sedation is also used extensively in the intensive care unit so that patients who are being ventilated tolerate having an endotracheal tube in their trachea.
Also can be used during a long term brain EEG to help patient relax.
Sedation methods in dentistry include inhalation sedation (using nitrous oxide), oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation.
Inhalation sedation is also sometimes referred to as relative analgesia.
Advances in pharmacology have permitted more specific targeting of receptors, and greater selectivity of agents, which necessitates greater precision when describing these agents and their effects: Doctors often administer sedatives to patients in order to dull the patient's anxiety related to painful or anxiety-provoking procedures.
Although sedatives do not relieve pain in themselves, they can be a useful adjunct to analgesics in preparing patients for surgery, and are commonly given to patients before they are anaesthetized, or before other highly uncomfortable and invasive procedures like cardiac catheterization, colonoscopy or MRI.
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In addition, each compound can have or not have parallel properties, antimuscarinic effects for example.
Other H1-antihistamines having an important antimuscarinic activity like diphenhydramine and dimenhydrinate, are used in preventive and curative treatment of motion sickness, but scopolamine which has no antihistamine effect seems more effective than them in preventive treatment.
Sedation is the reduction of irritability or agitation by administration of sedative drugs, generally to facilitate a medical procedure or diagnostic procedure.
If you give an ADHD child a lollypop, which provides oral stimulation, they are more likely to listen and follow directions.
ADHD kids usually have no problem paying attention to video games, which provide constant visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation.