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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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Balanced Anesthesia

The use of several ANESTHETICS together in small amounts, as opposed to a larger amount of one drug, to induce loss of sensation and loss of consciousness.

Year introduced: 2011

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Delayed Emergence from Anesthesia

Abnormally slow pace of regaining CONSCIOUSNESS after general anesthesia (ANESTHESIA, GENERAL) usually given during surgical procedures. This condition is characterized by persistent somnolence.

Year introduced: 2009

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Anesthesia, Spinal

Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected directly into the spinal cord.

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Anesthesia, Rectal

Procedure involving the instillation of an anesthetic into the rectum.

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Anesthesia, Obstetrical

A variety of anesthetic methods such as EPIDURAL ANESTHESIA used to control the pain of childbirth.

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Anesthesia, Local

A blocking of nerve conduction to a specific area by an injection of an anesthetic agent.

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Anesthesia, Intravenous

Process of administering an anesthetic through injection directly into the bloodstream.

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Anesthesia, Endotracheal

Procedure in which an anesthetic such as a gas or mixture of gases is inhaled through a tube into the lungs.

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Anesthesia, Inhalation

Anesthesia caused by the breathing of anesthetic gases or vapors or by insufflating anesthetic gases or vapors into the respiratory tract.

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Anesthesia, General

Procedure in which patients are induced into an unconscious state through use of various medications so that they do not feel pain during surgery.

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Anesthesia, Epidural

Procedure in which an anesthetic is injected into the epidural space.

Year introduced: 1972(1971)

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Anesthesia, Dental

A range of methods used to reduce pain and anxiety during dental procedures.

Year introduced: ANESTHESIA, INTRALIGAMENTAL, DENTAL was see ANESTHESIA, DENTAL 1984-1992

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Anesthesia, Conduction

Injection of an anesthetic into the nerves to inhibit nerve transmission in a specific part of the body.

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Anesthesia, Closed-Circuit

Inhalation anesthesia where the gases exhaled by the patient are rebreathed as some carbon dioxide is simultaneously removed and anesthetic gas and oxygen are added so that no anesthetic escapes into the room. Closed-circuit anesthesia is used especially with explosive anesthetics to prevent fires where electrical sparking from instruments is possible.

Year introduced: 1991(1987)

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Anesthesia, Caudal

Epidural anesthesia administered via the sacral canal.

Year introduced: 1991(1975)

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Anesthesia Recovery Period

The period of emergence from general anesthesia, where different elements of consciousness return at different rates.

Year introduced: 1991(1986)

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Anesthesia Department, Hospital

Hospital department responsible for the administration of functions and activities pertaining to the delivery of anesthetics.

Year introduced: 1991(Aug 1977)

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Anesthesia and Analgesia

Medical methods of either relieving pain caused by a particular condition or removing the sensation of pain during a surgery or other medical procedure.

Year introduced: 1998

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Adjuvants, Anesthesia

Agents that are administered in association with anesthetics to increase effectiveness, improve delivery, or decrease required dosage.

Year introduced: 1999(1963)

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