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Drugged Honeybees Do the Time Warp 103

sciencehabit writes "Waking up from surgery can be disorienting. One minute you're in an operating room counting backwards from 10, the next you're in the recovery ward sans appendix, tonsils, or wisdom teeth. And unlike getting up from a good night's sleep, where you know that you've been out for hours, waking from anesthesia feels like hardly any time has passed. Now, thanks to the humble honeybee, scientists are starting to understand this sense of time loss. New research shows that general anesthetics disrupt the social insect's circadian rhythm, or internal clock, delaying the onset of timed behaviors such as foraging and mucking up their sense of direction."
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Drugged Honeybees Do the Time Warp

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  • by djl4570 ( 801529 ) on Tuesday April 17, 2012 @03:58AM (#39708201) Journal
    I did all of mine on locals. The uppers came out easily when I was in college in the seventies. I played softball later that afternoon. About ten years later I had the lowers extracted. These were full bony impacted that required something resembling a cross between vice grips and a slide hammer to remove. Dr. Armel did an excellent job and I learned that you can sleep standing up while on Percodan and Valium. Not as exciting as thinking I'm enrolled in Hogwarts and carrying an invisible light saber but it was still impressive pharmacopeia..
  • by risom ( 1400035 ) on Tuesday April 17, 2012 @04:23AM (#39708281) Homepage
    AFAIK the problem mostly isn't the size of the jaw but the position of the teeth: They more often than not come out diagonally, and thus pushing out the other teeth while growing. You can see that under x rays while they are still completely inside the jaw bone.

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