What is it about?
One of the most important topic in anesthesia is related to the anesthetics toxicity. This research gives the exact measure of the potential damages the propofol may cause to the human oocytes.
Why is it important?
Human reproduction is more and more frequently helped by medicine. The new techniques of in vitro fertilization are also dependent on anesthesia. For this reason, it is important that the anesthetics must be as safe as possible on the vitality of the oocytes.
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This page is a summary of: An evaluation of propofol toxicity on mouse oocytes and preimplantation embryos, Human Reproduction, February 1998, Oxford University Press (OUP), DOI: 10.1093/humrep/13.2.430.
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