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2019 Jul-Sep

Anesth Essays Res



Comparison of the Analgesic Efficacy of a Single Dose of Epidural Dexmedetomidine versus Fentanyl as an Adjuvant to Bupivacaine in Abdominal Surgery.


Sekhar D P, Kumar L, Kesavan R, Purushottaman S, Mohammed Z U, Rajan S
Anesth Essays Res. 2019 Jul-Sep; 13(3):465-470.
PMID: 31602062.


Fentanyl as an epidural additive act on spinal opioid receptors, while dexmedetomidine has selective alpha-2 receptor agonist action enhancing analgesic effects.