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Will make some minor changes to the article and may add some information on mechanisms later. --IcyEd (talk) 16:05, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Benzodiazepines are not strictly speaking general anaesthetics as their effect is actually sedation. I would say this is a subtle but important distinction. This is also why dental practices can have procedures under 'intravenous sedation' without classing the surgery as requiring general anaesthetic. Of course, these are frequently administered in combinations with other drugs to facilitate surgery. A good example in veterinary practice is the combination of Fentanyl, Fluanisone and Midazolam under the trade name Hypnorm/Hypnovel. Still, I think this should be clear in an encyclopedic entry. Any thoughts? --IcyEd (talk) 09:45, 21 February 2013 (UTC)