any form of American English speech considered to show few regional peculiarities, usually including all dialects except for eastern New England, New York City, Southern, and South Midland (no longer in technical use).
- General anaesthetic
noun 1. a drug producing anaesthesia of the entire body, with loss of consciousness
- General anatomy
general anatomy n. The study of the structure and composition of the body as well as of its tissues and fluids.
- General anesthesia
general anesthesia n. Loss of the ability to perceive pain associated with loss of consciousness, produced by anesthetic agents.
- General anesthetic
general anesthetic n. An agent that produces loss of sensation and loss of consciousness. An anesthetic that affects the entire body. This kind of anesthetic acts on the brain to cause loss of consciousness. (Compare local anesthetic.)