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Therefore use of McCoy laryngoscope can serve as an additional tool along with different pharmacological agents for obtunding the pressor response.
CONCLUSION: Two different doses of Dexmedetomidine--0.6[micro]g/kg body weight and 1[micro]g/kg body weight diluted in 10 ml saline, given 10 minutes before induction are equally efficacious in obtunding the haemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation.
A stress free induction and obtunding the increase in blood pressure and tachycardia to intubation will help set the stage for a smooth hypotensive technique.