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Some clinical impressions used as premedication of droperidol in children

D.N. Dickson

Abstract


A short description is given of the indications and use of premedication, especially in children. The properties and toxic effects of the butyrophenone drug droperidol are given and emphasis is laid on how these differ when the drug is used alone and when it is combined with other drugs.

It main advantages are considered to be the superior tranquillization in the pre-operative period and reduction of nausea and pain in the postoperative period.




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