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sedation

noun se·da·tion \si-ˈdā-shən\

: a relaxed, calm, or sleepy condition that results from taking a drug (called a sedative)

: the act of giving a person or animal a drug that causes calmness or relaxation

Full Definition of SEDATION

1
:  the inducing of a relaxed easy state especially by the use of sedatives
2
:  a state resulting from or as if from sedation

Examples of SEDATION

  1. For some patients, sedation may be necessary.

First Known Use of SEDATION

1543
Medical Dictionary

sedation

noun se·da·tion \si-ˈdā-shən\

Medical Definition of SEDATION

1
:  the inducing of a relaxed easy state especially by the use of sedatives
2
:  a state resulting from sedation—see conscious sedation, deep sedation

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