general anesthesia

general anesthesia
Drugs that cause loss of feeling or awareness and put the person to sleep.

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  • general anesthesia — n. see ANESTHESIA (sense 2) * * * …   Universalium

  • general anesthesia — n anesthesia affecting the entire body and accompanied by loss of consciousness * * * a reversible state of unconsciousness, produced by anesthetic agents, with absence of pain sensation over the entire body and a greater or lesser degree of… …   Medical dictionary

  • general anesthesia — n. see ANESTHESIA (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • general anesthesia — noun a state of total unconsciousness resulting from anesthetic drugs (as for a major surgical operation) • Syn: ↑general anaesthesia • Hypernyms: ↑anesthesia, ↑anaesthesia • Hyponyms: ↑inhalation anesthesia, ↑twilight sleep …   Useful english dictionary

  • general anesthesia — noun Date: 1881 anesthesia affecting the entire body and accompanied by loss of consciousness • general anesthetic noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • general anesthesia — chemically induced unconscious state in order to perform medical procedures (as opposed to local anesthesia where the patient remains conscious) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Anesthesia awareness — Anesthesia awareness, or unintended intra operative awareness occurs during general anesthesia, when a patient has not had enough general anesthetic or analgesic to prevent consciousness or waking up during surgery. BackgroundAwareness occurs in… …   Wikipedia

  • anesthesia — [an΄es thē′zhə, an΄is thē′zhē ə, an΄is thē′zē ə; an΄isthē′zē ə] n. [ModL < Gr anaisthēsia < an , without + aisthēsis, feeling < aisthanesthai: see AESTHETIC] 1. a partial or total loss of the sense of pain, temperature, touch, etc.,… …   English World dictionary

  • general anesthetic — n an anesthetic used to produce general anesthesia * * * an agent that produces general anesthesia …   Medical dictionary

  • Anesthesia — Not to be confused with Paresthesia. For other uses, see Anesthesia (disambiguation). Anesthesia, or anaesthesia (see spelling differences; from Greek αν , an , without ; and αἴσθησις, aisthēsis, sensation ), traditionally meant the condition of… …   Wikipedia

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