general anesthetic

Definition of general anesthetic

medical
:a drug that makes one unconscious and unable to feel pain

Word by Word Definitions

general play
  1. : involving, applicable to, or affecting the whole

  2. : involving, relating to, or applicable to every member of a class, kind, or group

  3. : not confined by specialization or careful limitation

  1. : something (such as a concept, principle, or statement) that involves or is applicable to the whole

  2. : superior general

  3. : the general public : people

anesthetic play
  1. : of, relating to, or capable of producing anesthesia

  2. : lacking awareness or sensitivity

  1. : a substance that produces anesthesia

  2. : something that brings relief : palliative


Medical Dictionary

general anesthetic

noun

medical Definition of general anesthetic

:an anesthetic used to produce general anesthesia
  • These drugs may appear to induce a deep sleep, but the state produced by most modern general anesthetics is more of a pharmacological coma.
  • —Beverley A. OrserScientfic AmericanJune 2007

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