Anesthesia Pharmacology:  Gastrointestinal Drug Practice Questions

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  •  A 28 year-old woman at full-term pregnancy became a candidate for cesarean section because of dystocia cause by fetal malposition.

  •  According to clinical standards, she was about 50 pounds overweight.

  •  General anesthesia was chosen for the surgical procedure.


  •  Definition: Dystocia: difficult labor caused by the contraction of an area of circular muscle fibers, which may occur in various levels of the parturient uterus.

  • 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.