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

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preanesthetic

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

medical Definition of preanesthetic

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

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preanesthetic

noun
variants: or British preanaesthetic

medical Definition of preanesthetic

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

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