a physician who specializes in .
the US name for anaesthetics
the US name for anaesthetist Compare anesthetist
1943, American English, from anaesthesiology + -ist.
alternative spelling of anaesthesiologist (q.v.). See ae.
1908, from anaesthesia + -ology.
Anesthesiology. This is the new term adopted by the University of Illinois defining “the science that treats of the means and methods of producing in man or animal various degrees of insensibility with or without hypnosis.” [“Medical Herald,” January, 1912]
. a substance that produces , as halothane, procaine, or ether. pertaining to or causing physical insensibility: an anesthetic gas. physically insensitive: Halothane is used to produce an anesthetic state. Historical Examples Apparently the atmosphere of the great shops had acted on Carlotta like an anaesthetic. The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke I […]
- Anaesthetic awareness
noun the gaining of consciousness by an anaesthetized patient during a surgical operation
. a substance that produces , as halothane, procaine, or ether. pertaining to or causing physical insensibility: an anesthetic gas. physically insensitive: Halothane is used to produce an anesthetic state. Historical Examples The operation has been rendered painless by the use of anaesthetics. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 2 Various We did not […]
. verb (transitive) to render insensible to pain by administering an anaesthetic v. 1848, from Greek anaisthetos (see anaesthesia) + -ize. Related: Anaesthetized; anaesthetizing.