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

sedation se·da·tion (sĭ-dā’shən)

Reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement by administration of a sedative agent or drug.

The state or condition induced by a sedative.


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