an·​es·​the·​si·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌa-nəs-ˌthē-zē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce anesthesiology (audio) \

Definition of anesthesiology

: a branch of medical science dealing with anesthesia and anesthetics

Examples of anesthesiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this case, the money comes from private equity firms that have been buying up emergency clinics, anesthesiology practices, air ambulances and other services that generate the bulk of surprise bills. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: The AMA throws a last-minute wrench into a plan to outlaw surprise medical billing," 16 Dec. 2020 Some types of facilities have fared better than others, according to Dr. Sunny Jha, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Southern California and co-founder of the Los Angeles Surge Hospital. Shelby Lin Erdman, CNN, "As Covid-19 cases surge, health care workers say PPE is still a struggle," 24 Nov. 2020 Pressure on intensive-care capacity is expected to intensify in the coming weeks, according to the country’s leading center for anesthesiology and intensive-care treatments. Rodrigo Orihuela,, "Rising Virus Cases in Europe Spark Political Clash in Spain," 24 Sep. 2020 This response is exactly why law enforcement officers around the world use tear gas as a riot control method, says Sven Eric Jordt, associate professor of anesthesiology, pharmacology, and cancer biology at the Duke University School of Medicine. Michael Ciaglo, National Geographic, "From tear gas to rubber bullets, here’s what ‘nonlethal’ weapons can do to the body," 5 June 2020 But the anesthesiology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital cannot erase the memory of what happened after work at the start of the pandemic. Tracy Jan, Anchorage Daily News, "Asian-American doctors and nurses are fighting racism and the coronavirus," 20 May 2020 The work in Madison will be led by William Hartman, UW Health assistant professor of anesthesiology. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Clinical trial to begin using plasma from coronavirus survivors to protect those exposed, treat people who are already sick," 3 Apr. 2020 Christ said the state is looking at following U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidance on repurposing anesthesiology devices used in outpatient procedures to safely provide ventilation for COVID-19 patients. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "Arizona's next big need: Ventilators. Here's what we know," 26 Mar. 2020 Fontes no longer holds leadership roles at Yale, and is now listed only as a professor of anesthesiology. NBC News, "Yale doctor was named 'diversity and inclusion' chair after being accused of sexual harassment, lawsuit says," 12 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of anesthesiology

1911, in the meaning defined above

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30 Dec 2020

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“Anesthesiology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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variants: or chiefly British anaesthesiology \ -​jē How to pronounce anesthesiology (audio) \
plural anesthesiologies

Medical Definition of anesthesiology

: a branch of medical science dealing with anesthesia and anesthetics

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