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Addiction has both psychological and physical components. Many sedatives, such as benzodiazepines (e.g. lorazepam or diazepam), do have a potential for both. Physically, it takes more than one administration to create a chemical dependence, so that is not likely to have happened. Physically, Nitrous Oxide is not known to create a chemical dependence - ...


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Yes, daily sedation interruption means a break in giving the sedation therapy. According to a 2014 Cochrane review: Daily sedation interruption versus no daily sedation interruption for critically ill adult patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation: Daily sedation interruption (DSI) is thought to limit drug bioaccumulation, promote a more ...


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The definitions of conscious sedation and procedural sedation certainly blend through one another, but typically "conscious sedation" means the patient appears conscious to the provider or bystander, not necessarily the patient. In procedural sedation, a patient may appear asleep or be completely dissociated (such as with ketamine). There are many examples ...


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If you think of committing suicide, you can find help here: 1-800-273-8255 No, it is not painful. In fact, opiates and and benzodiazepines are used for assisted suicide and for Palliative medicine. A 1992 nationwide study by one of the authors (G. van der Wal) on drugs used by Dutch general practitioners in euthanasia and physician-assisted ...


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Restless Legs Syndrome (a.k.a. Willis-Ekbom Disease) is not rare! What it is is woefully under-diagnosed. Not that you asked, but, although estimates of prevalence vary widely depending on the criteria used, 5-8% of people in Europe/U.S have clinically significant RLS/WED, with women affected about twice as often as men. Now to what you did ask: treatment ...


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