general anaesthetic

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general anaesthetic

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(Medicine) a drug producing anaesthesia of the entire body, with loss of consciousness
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Noun1.general anaesthetic - an anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness
anaesthetic, anaesthetic agent, anesthetic, anesthetic agent - a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
Ketalar, ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride - a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP
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