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Table 2 Ramsay sedation score (Ramsay et al., 1974)

From: Dexmedetomidine versus magnesium sulfate as adjunct to general anesthesia in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopy

1. Patient is anxious, agitated, or restless.
2. Patient is co-operative, oriented, and calm.
3. Patient is responsive to verbal command only.
4. Patient exhibiting brisk response to light glabellar tap or to an auditory stimulus.
5. Patient exhibiting a sluggish response to light glabellar tap or to an auditory stimulus.
6. No response to any of these stimulations