Date of Award

Spring 1974

Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical and Computer Engineering


Many different current wave forms have been used to study electroanesthesia. Sinusoidal, rectangular, rectangular with high frequency interburst and sinusoidal interference currents are four of the wave forms used for anesthesia suitable for surgical intervention. This paper presents an experimental procedure which is being used to investigate these wave forms as anesthetic agents with the use of four drugs as preanesthetic agents; droperidol, mydocalm, phenobarbital and sodium pentothal.