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  • n. Plural form of anaesthetic.


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  • "The interns will now do three core terms in medicine, surgery and emergency, as well as three electives in areas such as anaesthetics, renal, paediatrics, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology and rehabilitation," he said. The Sunshine Coast Daily

  • Huang kun-huei, chairman of the Tgaiwan Solidarity Union, described ECFA as "anaesthetics" aimed at hijacking Taiwan's economy.

    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper

  • Some medical specialities - such as anaesthetics and radiology - are facing crisis because the highe ...


  • In the 10th century, in Andalusia, Al-Zahrawi devised the forceps, speculum and bonesaw, pioneered inhalant anaesthetics in the form of sponges soaked with cannabis and opium, and even described the first syringe.

    Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science by Jim al-Khalili – review

  • I never drew the cork till six months afterward, in a lonely camp, where, without anaesthetics, a doctor was compelled to operate on a man.

    Chapter 25

  • I served as assistant while he probed and cleansed the passages made by the bullets, and I saw the two men endure his crude surgery without anaesthetics and with no more to uphold them than a stiff tumbler of whisky.

    Chapter 12

  • Last month the European Commission imposed Europe-wide restrictions on exports of key anaesthetics used to kill prisoners in the US.Nicholl said that the aim was to debunk the myth that the method of execution was medically approved.

    US pharmaceutical firm Hospira under fire over use of its drugs in executions

  • I've had four operations in the past seven years, and I'm extremely grateful for anaesthetics that work and surgeons who know what they're doing.

    Christina Patterson: If Bigger Breasts are the Answer, What's the Question?

  • Research is an expensive business, but none of us now would begrudge the amount of money spent to develop the things we take for granted (antibiotics, vaccines, painkillers, anaesthetics).

    Just Thinking (I do that sometimes...)

  • Then King would probe or lance or bandage as he saw fit, using anaesthetics when he must, but managing mostly without them.

    In The Time Of Light


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