NBME 18

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7 yo boy appendectomy

Low blood solubility

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submitted by match95(3),

Inhaled anesthetics that have low blood:gas partition coefficient/blood solubility dissolve in blood more easily. Therefore, there is LESS gas needed to saturate blood -- aka faster saturation of blood. This leads to faster saturation of brain.

tldr; low solubility --> faster onset --> faster recovery