An Informative Explanation of How Anesthesia Works in the Body Once It is Administered

In a recent Ted-Ed Lesson adorably animated by Maria Savva, educator Steven Zheng explains the history of anesthesia, what substances are used as anesthesia and what occurs in the body once anesthesia is administered.

When under anesthesia, you can’t move, form memories, or — hopefully — feel pain. And while it might just seem like you are asleep for that time, you actually aren’t.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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