preanesthetic

adjective
pre·an·es·thet·ic | \ˌprē-ˌa-nəs-ˈthe-tik \
variants: or pre-anesthetic

Definition of preanesthetic 

: occurring before the administration of an anesthetic a preanesthetic sedative Preanesthetic blood tests can determine if any other risks need to be addressed during dental or other surgical procedures.— Elaine Wexler-Mitchell

First Known Use of preanesthetic

1925, in the meaning defined above

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preanesthetic

adjective
pre·an·es·thet·ic
variants: or British preanaesthetic \-ˌan-əs-ˈthet-ik \

Medical Definition of preanesthetic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: used or occurring before administration of an anesthetic preanesthetic medication a preanesthetic agent

preanesthetic

noun
variants: or British preanaesthetic

Medical Definition of preanesthetic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a substance used to induce an initial light state of anesthesia

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