Xenon used for anesthesia, was Re: xenonauts

From: Michael M. Butler (butler@comp-lib.org)
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 22:25:11 MDT

>From http://technology.yet2.com/tp0007457.html ... I'm looking for something more trustworthy...

...comes the interesting tidbit that scratches the itch I had:

"Xenon is effective and nontoxic for use as an anesthetic.
Mixtures of xenon and krypton are soluble in lipids which are present in
many soft tissues in the body, such as the brain."

So, maybe not toxic per se. But anesthetic under at least some circumstances.

Sorry. More details when/if I get 'em.

> a really cool sensory deprivation chamber. spike

And consciousness, too, mayhap. :)

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