from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Total or partial loss of sensation, especially tactile sensibility, induced by disease, injury, acupuncture, or an anesthetic, such as chloroform or nitrous oxide.
- n. Local or general insensibility to pain with or without the loss of consciousness, induced by an anesthetic.
- n. A drug, administered for medical or surgical purposes, that induces partial or total loss of sensation and may be topical, local, regional, or general, depending on the method of administration and area of the body affected.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A method of preventing sensation, used to eliminate pain.
- n. The loss or prevention of pain, as caused by anesthesia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as anæsthesia, anæsthetic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See anæsthesia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
The word "anesthesia" comes from a Greek word meaning absence or loss of sensation.
Regional anesthesia is the most popular form of anesthesia offered to women in labor.
While some standards, such as those in anesthesia, are clear and easily complied with, others, such as in obstetrical cases, are complicated and can be contradictory.
If sedation or general anesthesia is scheduled, it is best to make arrangements for care of your other children ahead of time and to have a second adult present to help assist you.
He must still be drunk on the anesthesia from the “Hair-lip” surgery ..
Although general anesthesia will alleviate most of the pain of the fetus, additional anesthesia is provided to the fetus directly during the operation.
If you are applying for the combined fellowship in anesthesia/pediatric anesthesia/pediatric critical care, the application is not through ERAS.
General anesthesia is administered to provide complete pain relief for the mother.
In keeping with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia policy, all female patients who have begun menstrual periods must have either a blood or urine pregnancy test before anesthesia is given.
There is no federal rule that requires anesthesiologists 'involvement in anesthesia care, he said.