Why is ketamine the go-to sedative for pediatric surgeries? What about it is different in adults?

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All I can find on the topic are lengthy articles & journals that I can’t understand, but I recently learned that David After Dentist (old viral video) wasn’t coming down from regular anesthesia, he was coming down from ketamine! Now I’m curious.

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General anesthesia isn’t a specific drug. A variety of drugs, including ketamine, are used depending on what procedure is happening. I don’t think ketamine is strictly used in children either.

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Ketamine is sometimes used in surgery for children and older people because it suppresses breathing much less than other anesthetics. (Breathing is easier)