Anesthesia Pharmacology:  Gastrointestinal Drug Practice Questions

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  •  A forty-eight year-old woman receives epidural anesthesia for vaginal hysterectomy.

  •  In the recovery room, a fentanyl infusion was begun epidurally for relief of postoperative pain.

  • About six hours later, she began to complain of nausea and had two episodes of vomiting.


  • case author: Hugh S. Mathewson, M.D., Professor Emeritus, School of Allied Health, Department of Nurse Anesthesia, University of Kansas Medical Center
    case editor: Michael Gordon, Ph.D.