general anesthesia

noun
Updated on: 14 Feb 2018

Definition of general anesthesia

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

general anesthetic

noun

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First Known Use of general anesthesia

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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