[Study of recovery and the post-anaesthetic period (author's transl)]

Rev Electroencephalogr Neurophysiol Clin. Jan-Mar 1977;7(1):62-9. doi: 10.1016/s0370-4475(77)80036-1.
[Article in French]


The authors compare recovery and the post-anaesthetic period in 45 patients anaesthetised with a combination of either pentothal, nitrous oxide, fluothane and dolosal (group 1, 24 subjects), or of pentothal, nitrous oxide and phenoperidine (group 2, 21 subjects). The quality of recovery was judged at the end of anaesthesia by determining of occurrence of the first response to 3 types of stimulation (calling the name, noise and pain) and the density of these responses during each minute. During the post-anaesthetic period the respective percentages of wakefulness and sleep were calculated. In this way the authors demonstrate a significant (P less than 0.01) shortening in recovery time for group 2, reactivity to own name occurring first in both groups, and a very significant (P less than 0.001) increase in the percentage of physiological sleep in subjects of group 2 during the post-anaesthetic stage.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anesthesia, General*
  • Consciousness*
  • Electroencephalography*
  • Female
  • Halothane / pharmacology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nitrous Oxide / pharmacology
  • Phenoperidine / pharmacology
  • Sleep / drug effects
  • Thiopental / pharmacology
  • Time Factors


  • Phenoperidine
  • Thiopental
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Halothane