premedication

noun

pre·​med·​i·​ca·​tion -ˌmed-ə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce premedication (audio)
: preliminary medication
especially : medication to induce a relaxed state preparatory to the administration of an anesthetic

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“Premedication.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/premedication. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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