Accession Number:

ADA052820

Title:

Recovery from Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Psychosedation as Determined by the Fusion Frequency of Flicker,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1978-01-25

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Psychosedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen has shown increasing use as an adjunct in reducing anxiety for dental patients. Current techniques employ machines which deliver a mixture that can be varied up to a maximum of 50 nitrous oxide and a minimum of 50 oxygen. One purported advantage of this psychosedation technique is the rapid recovery by the patient from its effects following its termination. Because nitrous oxide-oxygen psychosedation is used with ambulatory nonaccompanied dental patients it is important that the exent and duration of any residual effect from the clinical application of this technique be assessed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE