Definition of anesthesia
: loss of sensation with or without loss of consciousness The patient was given an injection to induce anesthesia.
Examples of anesthesia in a Sentence
The patient was given an injection to induce anesthesia.
Recent Examples of anesthesia from the Web
According to neurologist Steven Laurey, Graham’s brain was showing the same patterns as someone asleep or under anesthesia.
The medical examiner said Friday Mykel Peterson of Vancouver died of multiple drug intoxication due to anesthesia.
The giving process involves taking bone marrow from the iliac crest of the hipbone while the donor is under anesthesia or collecting peripheral blood stem cells in a process similar to donating blood platelets.
The scheme involved stealing sophisticated equipment — including ventilators, ultrasound machines, defibrillators and anesthesia machines — and selling the items to medical equipment resellers.
Kate, fresh from completing her anesthesia board exam that morning, decided to take a bike ride with Chris along the lakefront in Chicago.
Rapid detox – featured in issue 13.01 -�strips opiates from the brain while the patient is under anesthesia.
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ANESTHESIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anesthesia for English Language Learners
medical : loss of feeling in a person's body or part of the body through the use of drugs
ANESTHESIA Defined for Kids
Definition of anesthesia for Students
: loss of feeling in all or part of the body with or without loss of consciousness The patient was given an injection before surgery to produce anesthesia.
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
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