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anesthesia

noun an·es·the·sia \ˌa-nəs-ˈthē-zhə\

medical : loss of feeling in a person's body or part of the body through the use of drugs

Full Definition of ANESTHESIA

:  loss of sensation with or without loss of consciousness

Examples of ANESTHESIA

  1. The patient was given an injection to induce anesthesia.

Origin of ANESTHESIA

New Latin, from Greek anaisthēsia insensibility, from a- + aisthēsis perception, from aisthanesthai to perceive — more at audible
First Known Use: circa 1721

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

anesthesia

noun an·es·the·sia   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANESTHESIA

1
:  loss of sensation especially to touch usually resulting from a lesion in the nervous system or from some other abnormality
2
:  loss of sensation and usually of consciousness without loss of vital functions artificially produced by the administration of one or more agents that block the passage of pain impulses along nerve pathways to the brain

Variants of ANESTHESIA

an·es·the·sia or chiefly British an·aes·the·sia \ˌan-əs-ˈthē-zhə\

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