What does Anesthesia mean?

Definitions for Anesthesia
ˌæn əsˈθi ʒəAnes·the·si·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anesthesia, anaesthesianoun

    loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness

Wiktionary

  1. anesthesianoun

    A method of preventing sensation, used to eliminate pain.

  2. anesthesianoun

    The loss or prevention of pain, as caused by anesthesia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anesthesiaadjective

    alt. of Anesthetic

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  1. Anesthesia

    Anesthesia, or anaesthesia, traditionally meant the condition of having sensation blocked or temporarily taken away. It is a pharmacologically induced and reversible state of amnesia, analgesia, loss of responsiveness, loss of skeletal muscle reflexes, decreased stress response, or all of these simultaneously. These effects can be obtained from a single drug which alone provides the correct combination of effects, or occasionally a combination of drugs to achieve very specific combinations of results. This allows patients to undergo surgery and other procedures without the distress and pain they would otherwise experience. An alternative definition is a "reversible lack of awareness," including a total lack of awareness or a lack of awareness of a part of the body such as a spinal anesthetic. The pre-existing word anesthesia was suggested by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. in 1846 as a word to use to describe this state. Types of anesthesia include local anesthesia, regional anesthesia, general anesthesia, and dissociative anesthesia. Local anesthesia inhibits sensory perception within a specific location on the body, such as a tooth or the urinary bladder. Regional anesthesia renders a larger area of the body insensate by blocking transmission of nerve impulses between a part of the body and the spinal cord. Two frequently used types of regional anesthesia are spinal anesthesia and epidural anesthesia. General anesthesia refers to inhibition of sensory, motor and sympathetic nerve transmission at the level of the brain, resulting in unconsciousness and lack of sensation. Dissociative anesthesia uses agents that inhibit transmission of nerve impulses between higher centers of the brain and the lower centers, such as those found within the limbic system.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Anesthesia

    A state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation. This depression of nerve function is usually the result of pharmacologic action and is induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Anesthesia in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Anesthesia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Anesthesia in a Sentence

  1. Vaagn Andikyan:

    As soon as we starting removing the tumor, the blood pressure of the patient started dropping. So cardiology and the anesthesia team was able to adjust intraoperative management to support her heart and lungs to be able to continue with surgery.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Truth under anesthesia, hypnotic serum of truth, under a layer of surrealism of self-deception.

  3. Jane Lazarre:

    But with our son, since he was so 'large and powerful,' they were worried he might injure the medical staff, so they had to keep sending him back under the anesthesia.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia.

  5. Dale Baich:

    Midazolam, the first drug in the three-drug formula used by Oklahoma, is not capable of producing the necessary, deep anesthesia to insure that a prisoner will not experience severe pain, needless suffering and a lingering death during the lethal injection process.

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