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Subject: Some people having surgery 'feel' the operation.

Date: Wed Sep 29 14:46:56 1999
Posted by Steve Kazemir
Grade level: grad (science) School: none
City: Burnaby State/Province: BC Country: Canada
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 938630816.Me

I have heard that sometimes one part of the three part anasthetic can run 
out during surgery (the no feeling pain part).  If I understand correctly, 
there is a no feel part, a sleep part, and a paralyzing part (I don't know 
the proper names).  I heard that they can't tell during surgery without a 
special monitoring machine.

But I would think that even if you are paralyzed, feeling the pain would 
start an adrenalyn rush, and raise your heart rate and resparation etc.  
Wouldn't that tip of the surgeon?

Re: Some people having surgery 'feel' the operation.

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