Inhaled anesthetics such as sevoflurane and desflurane traverse from the lungs into the bloodstream and are circulated to the central nervous system, where they carry out their effect on brain cells.
Once in the brain, it’s not clear how anesthetic drugs work.
The mechanisms of action of these medications are better understood.
Narcotics such as morphine, fentanyl, Demerol, or Dilaudid cause pain relief by binding to opioid receptors in the brain (or the spinal cord). sleepiness and nausea, also arise from the direct effect of the narcotics on the brain.
“Sexual pleasure is uninterrupted apart from sperms which constitutes five per cent of ejaculation that are absent.
No health implications and such sperms are re-absorbed by the body,” explained Ochieng.
Most anesthetic drugs are hydrophobic, which literally translates to “water fearing.” This means their molecules are more soluble in fat than in water.
Anesthetic drugs exhibit a correlation between their potency and how hydrophobic they are.
Dr Chima Izugbara, a researcher working for Africa Population and Health Research Centre, described misconceptions about vasectomy in Kenya and across Africa as outrageous.
This permanent method of birth control lauded as very effective and posing minimal or no setbacks is becoming darling of government, non-governmental organisations and individual health advocates but myths and misconceptions frustrate its optimal uptake.