general anesthetic

Definition of general anesthetic

medical

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

Word by Word Definitions

generalplay
  1. :  involving, applicable to, or affecting the whole

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

    :  not confined by specialization or careful limitation

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

    :  superior general

    :  the general public :  people

anestheticplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or capable of producing anesthesia

    :  lacking awareness or sensitivity

  1. :  a substance that produces anesthesia

    :  something that brings relief :  palliative


Medical Dictionary

general anesthetic

noun

Medical Definition of general anesthetic

  1. :  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. Orser, Scientfic American, June 2007


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