T41.0: Poisoning: Inhaled anaesthetics

You have been poisoned by an anesthetic gas.

Anesthetic gases are medications used to cause numbing for operations, for example. Anesthetic gases are administered and inhaled via a mask or a tube. Anesthetic gases can put you to sleep. Some anesthetic gases also prevent you from feeling pain.

An anesthetic gas can cause poisoning if, for example, too much of it is inhaled. The anesthetic gas may also have been inhaled or administered by mistake.

Poisoning by an anesthetic gas can affect the blood circulation and breathing, for example. The patient may not inhale enough or their blood pressure might be very low. The anesthetic gas may also damage the liver function.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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