Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement by administration of a sedative agent or drug.
  • noun The state or condition induced by a sedative.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of calming.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The act of calming, or the state of being calm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of sedating, especially by use of sedatives.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the administration of a sedative agent or drug
  • noun a state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English sedacioun, from Old French sedation, from Latin sēdātiō, sēdātiōn-, from sēdātus, past participle of sēdāre, to calm; see sedate.]

Examples

  • Remember, sedation is required for all children under the age of 8.

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI+)

  • A Registered Nurse who specializes in sedation will give your child the sedation medication (s) and monitor your child's heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, and oxygen level during the test/procedure.

    Sedation for Outpatients

  • Read news from your colleagues at the Cardiac Center, including updates on our Single Ventricle Care and Research Program, NeuroCardiac Care Program, Cardiac MRI and surgical planning, Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, andimprovements in sedation for echo.

    Resources for Healthcare Professionals

  • Read news from your colleagues at the Cardiac Center, including updates on our Single Ventricle Care and Research Program, NeuroCardiac Care Program, Cardiac MRI and surgical planning, Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, andimprovements in sedation for echo.

    Resources for Healthcare Professionals

  • We are hopeful that we will receive approval for the long term sedation indication in the first half of 2009, which would further expand the marketplace opportunity.

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  • During the quarter we completed trials for the long term sedation label expansion for the Japanese market and plan to submit the application in early 2009.

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  • The burns led to multiple drug-resistant infections, kidney failure and long-term sedation for terrible pain.

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  • The burns led to multiple drug-resistant infections, kidney failure and long-term sedation for terrible pain.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • And what were still have under has been filed and had to be approved is long term sedation indication we expect to hopefully be approved early at first quarter sometime in 2009.

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  • He says sedation is especially pleasant for him as it’s been something he’s been looking forward to for years.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

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