an·​es·​the·​si·​ol·​o·​gy | \-jē \

Definition of anesthesiology 

: a branch of medical science dealing with anesthesia and anesthetics

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But late-term, third-trimester abortions must be performed in hospitals that have anesthesiology and obstetrics departments. Christopher Keating,, "What Would Overturning Roe V. Wade Mean For Abortion Access In Connecticut?," 11 July 2018 In the years since, Carlisle applied the same kind of sleuthing to reports beyond anesthesiology. Samantha Schmidt, ajc, "Why a major paper on the Mediterranean diet was just retracted and replaced," 14 June 2018 The operating rooms are big — 300 square feet each, with ample empty space surrounding the operating table, anesthesiology equipment, various light and power sources and diagnostic equipment, and flat-screen monitors. Ron Hurtibise,, "Cleveland Clinic readies new $53 million Coral Springs Family Health Center," 13 July 2018 Three local men, including an anesthesiology technologist at a Philadelphia hospital, were arrested this week in connection with an opioid pill ring that, authorities said, trafficked more than 1,000 pills over six months this year. Aubrey Whelan,, "Three Philly-area defendants charged in federal opioid crackdown," 28 June 2018 Ourian studied molecular biology in undergrad, attended medical school at Wayne State University in Michigan, then started a residency at UCLA in anesthesiology, but dropped out before finishing. Lexy Lebsack,, "The Instagram-Famous Doctor Will See You Now," 23 June 2018 The fetus had her own anesthesiology team and tiny IV. The Washington Post,, "Some people do better exercising at a low-intensity pace," 29 Apr. 2018 In addition to spearheading this method, Dr. Apgar also was the first woman to become a full professor at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and directed the department of anesthesiology. Mackenzie Cummings-grady, Billboard, "Google Doodle Celebrates 109th Birthday of Legendary Doctor Virginia Apgar," 7 June 2018 The health system has similar contracts for radiology, anesthesiology, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Sarah Gantz,, "A night of pain sent them to the ER. A surprise bill from the doctor added to the misery," 1 May 2018

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1911, in the meaning defined above

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variants: or chiefly British anaesthesiology \ -​jē \
plural anesthesiologies

Medical Definition of anesthesiology 

: a branch of medical science dealing with anesthesia and anesthetics

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