Suppressing the Mind
This book will present original results as well opinionated overviews of the current state of knowledge of the problem of anesthesia-induced unconsciousness and amnesia. It will present evidence from molecular to system levels and lead to an integrative theory of anesthetic-induced unconsciousness and amnesia. The hypothesized mechanism underlying anesthetic action will be explored as a demonstration of "bridging the gap" between bench and clinical research. It will synthesize information spanning a number of levels from molecular integrative that has begun to reveal answers to the longstanding mystery of anesthesia.
Multidisciplinary collection of original results and authoritative overviews of the current state of knowledgeWritten by investigators internationally known for their significant contribution to the current understanding of the mechanism of anesthesiaBridges molecular, cellular, integrative and systems-level actions of anesthetics with respect to their effects on consciousness and memory