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General Anesthesia Hijacks Sleep Circuitry to Knock You Out

Apr 21, 2019 01:46 PM EDT
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In a new Duke finding, general anesthesia drugs were shown to induce unconsciousness by activating a tiny cluster of cells at the base of the brain called the supraoptic nucleus (shown in red), while the rest of the brain remains in a mostly inactive state (shown in blue).
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