conscious sedation

noun

Medical Definition of conscious sedation

: an induced state of sedation characterized by a minimally depressed consciousness such that the patient is able to continuously and independently maintain a patent airway, retain protective reflexes, and remain responsive to verbal commands and physical stimulation — compare deep sedation

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“Conscious sedation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/conscious%20sedation. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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