Definition of sedation
1 : the inducing of a relaxed easy state especially by the use of sedatives
2 : a state resulting from or as if from sedation
Examples of sedation in a Sentence
For some patients, sedation may be necessary.
Recent Examples of sedation from the Web
Symptoms of opioid exposure in dogs, as with humans, include sedation, pinpoint pupils, vomiting, stumbling and a slow respiratory rate, said Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore, a veterinarian and adjunct professor at Tufts University.
Lyle said the pre-inspection for the animals — which covered food and water supplies, bedding, emergency plans including emergency sedation, valid permits for exotic animals, a USDA certificate and liability insurance — went well.
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First Known Use of sedation
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Definition of sedation for English Language Learners
: a relaxed, calm, or sleepy condition that results from taking a drug (called a sedative)
: the act of giving a person or animal a drug that causes calmness or relaxation
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