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Surgery preparation. Anaesthetist checking the placement of a tube for drug delivery in a patient about to have heart surgery. The anaesthetist is using an endoscope, a long tube with a camera and a light source, that is used to look inside the body. The anaesthetist is responsible for administering drugs, anaesthetics, that prevent the patient from feeling any pain or discomfort during the operation. She also monitors the patient's vital signs, such as breathing, pulse and blood pressure.
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