general anesthesia


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general anesthesia

n.
Anesthesia characterized by unconsciousness, muscle relaxation, and loss of sensation over the entire body, and resulting from the administration of a general anesthetic.
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Noun1.general anesthesia - a state of total unconsciousness resulting from anesthetic drugs (as for a major surgical operation)
anaesthesia, anesthesia - loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
inhalation anesthesia - general anesthesia achieved by administration of an inhalation anesthetic
twilight sleep - a state of general anesthesia in which the person retains a slight degree of consciousness; can be induced by injection of scopolamine or morphine
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BEYOND THE ETHER Combining amnesia, sedation, immobility, and insensitivity to pain, general anesthesia is an unnatural state: a physician-induced "central nervous system dysfunction," in the words of Roderic Eckenhoff of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
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Our data suggest that patients who received conscious sedation had shorter hospital stays than those receiving general anesthesia, and that this reduced the cost of treatment," said study leader Dr.

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