general anesthesia

noun

Definition of general anesthesia 

: anesthesia affecting the entire body and accompanied by loss of consciousness — compare local anesthesia

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At Mount Sinai, Deiner has been administering two-hour-long general anesthesia to healthy seniors who receive cognitive tests and brain scans before and after. Judith Graham, chicagotribune.com, "Surgery causes cognitive losses in some seniors," 22 May 2018 At Mount Sinai, Deiner has been administering two-hour-long general anesthesia to healthy seniors who receive cognitive tests and brain scans before and after. Judith Graham, chicagotribune.com, "Surgery causes cognitive losses in some seniors," 22 May 2018 At Mount Sinai, Deiner has been administering two-hour-long general anesthesia to healthy seniors who receive cognitive tests and brain scans before and after. Judith Graham, chicagotribune.com, "Surgery causes cognitive losses in some seniors," 22 May 2018 At Mount Sinai, Deiner has been administering two-hour-long general anesthesia to healthy seniors who receive cognitive tests and brain scans before and after. Judith Graham, chicagotribune.com, "Surgery causes cognitive losses in some seniors," 22 May 2018 At Mount Sinai, Deiner has been administering two-hour-long general anesthesia to healthy seniors who receive cognitive tests and brain scans before and after. Judith Graham, chicagotribune.com, "Surgery causes cognitive losses in some seniors," 22 May 2018 The grape wasn't moving on its own, which meant general anesthesia and surgery for the 5-year-old. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Mom Posts Shocking X-Ray of a Grape Lodged in a Child's Throat to Warn Parents," 7 Apr. 2017 The procedure took place under general anesthesia and I was treated with great care and compassion. Kate Norris, Time, "What I Learned By Flying to England From Ireland to Get an Abortion," 24 May 2018 At Mount Sinai, Deiner has been administering two-hour-long general anesthesia to healthy seniors who receive cognitive tests and brain scans before and after. Judith Graham, chicagotribune.com, "Surgery causes cognitive losses in some seniors," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of general anesthesia

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of general anesthesia was in 1881

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general anesthesia

noun

Medical Definition of general anesthesia 

: anesthesia affecting the entire body and accompanied by loss of consciousness

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