deep sedation

noun

Medical Definition of deep sedation

: an induced state of sedation characterized by depressed consciousness such that the patient is unable to continuously and independently maintain a patent airway and experiences a partial loss of protective reflexes and ability to respond to verbal commands or physical stimulation — compare conscious sedation

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“Deep sedation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/deep%20sedation. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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