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Physiological Responses to Intravenous Diazepam as a Sedative for Conservative Dentistry

Br Med J 1970; 3 doi: (Published 04 July 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:10

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  1. T. E. J. Healy,
  2. John S. Robinson,
  3. M. D. Vickers


    The physiological responses to intravenous diazepam and oral local analgesia for conservative dentistry have been assessed in 16 patients. Apart from a transient tachycardia during actual administration of the drug, no clinically significant changes occurred in the haemodynamic, respiratory, or metabolic status of the patients. In some patients there was a period of incompetence of the laryngeal closure reflex.