The prevalence of obesity is increasing globally. Rational perioperative anesthetic drug selection and
administration require knowledge of how obesity interacts with those drugs. In this review, we summarize different
aspects of the anesthetic agents, including pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and clinical application
of the most commonly used medications with particular focus on the enhanced recovery of the obese
Keywords: Bariatric surgery, obesity, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, enhanced recovery, analgesia.
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