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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Accidental Awareness whilst under General Anaesthetic (AAGA) or Anaesthesia Awareness are the common names given to the situation when a patient becomes aware of some, or all, events during surgery or a procedure when under a general anaesthetic - often being unable to communicate this with the surgical team.
Chris Carter, 65, was in such pain from an infected cyst under his arm that he agreed to have it opened and excised without local or general anaesthetic.
The bacterial plaque becomes calcified into a bacterial tartar, which will require scaling off under general anaesthetic.
It had developed gingivitis, a painful condition and a vet had estimated that it would need expensive treatment costing around PS200 and involving a general anaesthetic.
At many centres, children are having to wait six months to have a general anaesthetic and there is one, in fact, that is over a year.
Many people are frightened of having a general anaesthetic too.
He denies those allegations, and part of his defence will be that if any complainant genuinely believed she was indecently touched it is not because she was but because she was suffering from hallucinations caused by the after effects of the general anaesthetic.
REGARDING recent publicity over breathing operations, I would like to warn any owner or trainer considering this that it involves the horse being placed under a general anaesthetic.
HUNDREDS of Liverpool children are having teeth removed under general anaesthetic every month.
A PRIVATE health centre in Cardiff Bay has been approved to perform surgery under general anaesthetic.
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A novel general anaesthetic developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physicians may be safer for critically ill patients, says a report.

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