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Idea! More soluble , easy diffusion cross lipid memb

the more soluble the gas the more it diffuses back and forth in blood and lipid tissues CNS so it takes longer to achieve INDUCTION (high potency)

drugs with increase solubility in lipids = increase potency = inverse MAC like HALOTHANE
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