• Question: how does anaesthesia make you unconsious

    Asked by DogLover123 to Yewande on 13 Jun 2018.
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      Yewande Okunoren-Oyekenu answered on 13 Jun 2018:

      Anaesthesia makes you unconscious by reducing the electrical firing of the brain and calming the heart in such a way that the patient is not aware that surgery is going on but the heart is still beating. The drug is given so as to prevent the patient from feeling pain, hence making the pain receptors numb.