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sedation

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

sedation

noun se·da·tion \si-ˈdā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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