Monitoring anesthetic effect

Tod B. Sloan, Leslie C. Jameson

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4 Scopus citations


The electroencephalogram (EEG) is useful for several types of monitoring in the operating room and in the intensive care unit. As presented in Chap. 9, the EEG is the product of the electrical activity in synapses of the cortical pyramidal cells. As such, its measurement on the scalp or from electrodes applied directly on the surface of the brain allows insight into the synaptic activity. EEG may be recorded (Chap. 9) using a variety of montages and reported both as EEG waveforms, quantitative data, and as a processed unitless number. The flexibility in obtaining EEG has led to several applications which will be reviewed here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMonitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologists and Other Health Care Professionals
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781461403081
ISBN (Print)1461403073, 9781461403074
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Anesthesia
  • Detection
  • Electroencephalography
  • Intentional metabolic suppression
  • Monitoring
  • Penfield technique
  • Seizure activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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