Oversedation



[si-dey-shuh n] /sɪˈdeɪ ʃən/

noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
the calming of mental excitement or abatement of physiological function, especially by the administration of a drug.
2.
the state so induced.
/sɪˈdeɪʃən/
noun
1.
a state of calm or reduced nervous activity
2.
the administration of a sedative
n.

early 15c., “alleviation of pain;” 1540s, “act of making calm,” from Middle French sédation and directly from Latin sedationem (nominative sedatio) “a quieting, assuaging, a calming,” noun of action from past participle stem of sedare (see sedate (adj.)).

sedation se·da·tion (sĭ-dā’shən)
n.

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