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Anesthesia

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anesthesia
n. (Pathology) lack of feeling, loss of sensation (caused by disease); (Medicine) localized or general reduction of sensitivity to pain (through drugs)

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Anesthesia
In the practice of medicine, especially surgery, and dentistry, anesthesia (or anaesthesia) is an induced, temporary state with one or more of the following characteristics: analgesia (relief from or prevention of pain), paralysis (extreme muscle relaxation), amnesia (loss of memory), and unconsciousness. An anesthetic is an agent that causes anaesthesia. A patient under the effects of anesthesia is anesthetized. An anesthesiologist (US) or anaesthetist (UK) is a physician who performs anesthesia. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is an advanced practice nurse who performs anesthesia.

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anesthesia

Noun
1. loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
(synonym) anaesthesia
(hypernym) physiological state, physiological condition
(hyponym) cryoanesthesia, cryoanaesthesia


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anesthésier
v. anesthetise

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anesthesia
n. anestezie


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