Anaesthetist



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a person who administers , usually a specially trained doctor or nurse.
noun
(Brit) a qualified doctor specializing in the administration of anaesthetics US name anesthesiologist
(US) a person qualified to administer anaesthesia, often a nurse or someone other than a physician Compare anesthesiologist
noun
local or general loss of bodily sensation, esp of touch, as the result of nerve damage or other abnormality
loss of sensation, esp of pain, induced by drugs: called general anaesthesia when consciousness is lost and local anaesthesia when only a specific area of the body is involved
a general dullness or lack of feeling
noun
(in the US) a person qualified to administer anaesthesia, often a nurse or someone other than a physician Compare anesthesiologist
n.

1861; see anaesthesia + -ist.
n.

1721, “loss of feeling,” Modern Latin, from Greek anaisthesia “want of feeling, lack of sensation (to pleasure or pain),” from an- “without” (see an- (1)) + aisthesis “feeling,” from PIE root *au- “to perceive” (see audience). As “a procedure for the prevention of pain in surgical operations,” from 1846.
n.

alternative spelling of anaesthetist (q.v.). See ae.

anesthetist a·nes·the·tist (ə-něs’thĭ-tĭst)
n.
A person trained to administer anesthetics.

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