This Week in Sleep Medicine: April 2, 2019
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Propofol: dangerous 'milk of anesthesia'
April 2, 2019
From the article: “[An unnamed plastic surgeon] said when the drug is injected, brain function is suppressed and it signals sleep by raising the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid in the brain. At that time, dopamine levels, associated with feelings of euphoria, also increase, but people don't usually feel the euphoria as they are asleep. …'However, when having only a small dose which is less than that required to put a person to completely asleep, they can feel euphoria caused by the dopamine, and end up becoming addicted,' the doctor said.”
Takeaway: Yes, this is the same drug that Michael Jackson used and died from due to overdose.