Traditionally, female patients did not wear nail polish when having general anesthesia. This is because the nailbed has been used to determine:

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    Perfusion of blood to the extremities
    Degree of sensation while undergoing anesthesia
    Extent of peripheral vascular disease
    Length of time for blood to reach the extremities
asked Jun 17, 2012 in Anatomy & Physiology by anonymous
    

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Perfusion of blood to the extremities
answered Jun 17, 2012 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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