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    Understanding the Mechanism of Action of propofol when Administered Intravenously

    Propofol is a commonly used intravenous anesthetic that leads to and maintains general anesthesia in surgical and other medical procedures. Although the drug’s mechanism of action is complex and not yet fully understood, it primarily targets the central nervous system giving rise to sedation and anesthesia. This is what happens when propofol is administered intravenously: