an·​es·​the·​si·​ol·​o·​gist | \ ˌa-nəs-ˌthē-zē-ˈä-lə-jist How to pronounce anesthesiologist (audio) \
plural anesthesiologists

Definition of anesthesiologist

: anesthetist specifically : a physician specializing in anesthesiology

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The 2018 data showed that anesthesiologists make the most of the 804 occupations tracked, with an average annual salary of about $267,000. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "Which jobs make the most money?," 24 June 2019 Harris was called in for both his cave diving expertise and his medical skills, being only one of only two known cave-diving anesthesiologists in the world. National Geographic, "The untold story of the daring cave divers who saved the Thai soccer team," 4 Mar. 2019 Sometimes, a gas anesthetic can cause one’s heart rate or blood pressure to go up or down, but again, these are expected effects, and your anesthesiologist is continuously monitoring for them. Ronald S. Litman,, "Should I worry about my child being allergic to anesthesia?," 9 July 2018 There was a retired veterinarian from Perth, Australia, and an anesthesiologist from Adelaide. National Geographic, "The untold story of the daring cave divers who saved the Thai soccer team," 4 Mar. 2019 One ad notes that Atrium's switch means starting July 1 a new group of anesthesiologists will come into operating rooms having never worked together. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "Group seeks court order to stop Atrium from using new anesthesiologists July 1 | Charlotte Observer," 14 May 2018 The anesthesiologist, his hand on my shoulder, told me to count back from 10. Serena Daniari, Allure, "The Complicated Process of Undergoing Facial-Feminization Surgery, and Why I Did It," 23 Mar. 2019 Scope's hires are highly skilled anesthesiologists from across the country who are an average of about 51 years old and have 17 years of experience, Wherry said. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "Atrium nears big change with its anesthesiologists. Here's what patients should expect," 19 June 2018 An anesthesiologist will be called in ASAP and you’ll usually be given general anesthesia, which knocks you out. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What An Emergency C-Section Actually Is," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of anesthesiologist

1922, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of anesthesiologist

US, medical : a doctor who specializes in anesthesia and anesthetics


variants: or chiefly British anaesthesiologist \ ˌan-​əs-​ˌthē-​zē-​ˈäl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce anaesthesiologist (audio) \

Medical Definition of anesthesiologist

: anesthetist specifically : a physician specializing in anesthesiology

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