Anesthesia: Loss of feeling or awareness, as when an anesthetic is administered before surgery.
- Anesthesia awareness
Anesthesia awareness: The situation that occurs when a patient under general anesthesia becomes aware of some or all events during surgery or a procedure, and has direct recall of those events. Because of the routine use of neuromuscular blocking agents (also called paralytics) during general anesthesia, the patient is often unable to communicate with the […]
Anesthesiologist: A physician or, less often, a dentist who is specialized in the practice of anesthesiology.
Anesthesiology: The branch of medicine specializing in the use of drugs or other agents that cause insensibility to pain.
Anesthetic: A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness, dulling pain to permit surgery and other painful procedures.
- Anesthetic, epidural
Anesthetic, epidural: An anesthetic injected into the epidural space surrounding the fluid-filled sac (the dura) around the spinal cord. It partially numbs the abdomen and legs and is most commonly used during childbirth.