anesthesiology

noun

an·​es·​the·​si·​ol·​o·​gy ˌa-nəs-ˌthē-zē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce anesthesiology (audio)
: a branch of medical science dealing with anesthesia and anesthetics

Examples of anesthesiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By comparison, anesthesiology had just one vacancy — there were zero in residencies for plastic surgeons. Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, 29 Feb. 2024 In September, the Federal Trade Commission sued the company, alleging a decade-long scheme to drive up the price of anesthesiology by buying up more than a dozen practices to monopolize the market in Texas. Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2024 All services must bill through the service originator -- no more bills from anesthesiology, physical therapy, nursing, radiology, pharmacy, etc., for different aspects of the same procedure). Chip Roy, National Review, 12 Dec. 2023 Its modern anesthesiology wing was damaged in a missile strike in March, and what remains is covered in rubble. Dzvinka Pinchuk Emile Ducke, New York Times, 29 Sep. 2023 In September, the FTC alleged in a lawsuit that USAP had engaged in a decade-long scheme to drive up the price of anesthesiology by buying up more than a dozen Texas practices to monopolize that market. Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023 The Biden administration’s antitrust cops sued one of the country’s biggest anesthesiology providers on Thursday, launching a novel assault on Wall Street ownership of healthcare companies. Dave Michaels, WSJ, 21 Sep. 2023 Created by a private-equity firm in 2012, U.S. Anesthesia Partners (USAP) first opened in Texas and spread to nine other states — often growing by acquiring the largest anesthesiology firm in a city and then adding other nearby practices. Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 Jesse Ehrenfeld connects to as many people as possible through his work as an anesthesiology professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and his affiliation at Froedtert Hosptial. Megan Woolard, Journal Sentinel, 7 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anesthesiology was in 1911

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“Anesthesiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anesthesiology. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

anesthesiology

noun
an·​es·​the·​si·​ol·​o·​gy
variants or chiefly British anaesthesiology
plural anesthesiologies
: a branch of medical science dealing with anesthesia and anesthetics

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