Propofol is a general anesthetic. In cryonics, it is administered to cryopatients to reduce metabolism of the brain to reduce oxygen and glucose requirements, and the second reason is to prevent the theoretical possibility of recovery of awareness due to aggressive cardiopulmonary support. Propofol is administered immediately after the pronouncement of legal death.
- ↑ Alcor Human Cryopreservation Protocol. alcor.org
- Wikipedia: Propofol