Milky Anaesthetic

Propofol is used in inducing general anaesthesia for surgery. It looks like a syringe full of milky liquid that probably isn’t milk because milk isn’t commonly injected into people’s veins.

Propofol has this unusual appearance because it includes components of egg.


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