What is another word for anesthesia?

Pronunciation: [ˌanɪsθˈiːzi͡ə] (IPA)

Anesthesia is the process of administering drugs or gases to a patient, resulting in a temporary loss of sensation and consciousness. While this term is commonly used in medical settings, there are various synonyms that can be used to describe this process. For instance, sedation, narcosis, hypoesthesia, and analgesia are just a few examples of words that can be used interchangeably with anesthesia. Each of these terms describes a different aspect of the process, from inducing relaxation to temporarily reducing pain. These synonyms allow doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to communicate more effectively about the specific effects of the drugs or gases they are administering to their patients.

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Usage examples for Anesthesia

I urge the reader not to stick pins in himself to test the anesthesia.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis"
Melvin Powers
Clad in black robes, her "fanatics," as they were called, would turn round and round to the sound of drums and trumpets, with their long, loose hair streaming, and when vertigo seized them and a state of anesthesia was attained, they would strike their arms and bodies great blows with swords and axes.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism"
Franz Cumont
It first produces a stimulating action, which is followed by drowsiness, a disposition to sleep or complete anesthesia, depending on the quantity of the drug used.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler

Famous quotes with Anesthesia

  • To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia - to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
    H. L. Mencken
  • The state should, I think, be called 'anesthesia.' This signifies insensibility.
    William Thomas Green Morton
  • I got this idea about being afraid to let go of something and being afraid of sinking into a state of almost anesthesia, where you have to trust other people. Just the paranoia of it all. And it seemed to suit the frenetic track. So I just wrote it out and, you know, said it.
    Nick Rhodes
  • Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
    George Bernard Shaw
  • Politics is the art of anesthesia.
    Mehmet Murat ildan

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