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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No patient should risk their life to undergo general anesthesia for elective surgery unless it is life threatening.
Patients were indicated for either general endotracheal anesthesia or regional anesthesia via an interscalene brachial plexus block with or without general anesthesia.
Total quantity or scope: 1) Defibrillator - 2 pcs, 2) renal replacement therapy device with disposable materials - 2 units, 3) Apparatus for measuring the clotting time of disposable materials-2 units, 4) to monitor hemodynamic measurements - 1 pc 5) Apparatus for general anesthesia - 1 pc 6) surgical diathermy-1 set, 7) Surgical Diathermy - 1 set, 8) Headlamp - 4 pieces, 9) Surgical Diathermy-1 set
Bucklin, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, and co-moderator of a related poster discussion session, asked, 'Are [obstetric] anesthesiologists less comfortable in providing general anesthesia for cesarean delivery?
But the new report has found no link between the duration or depth of general anesthesia and the subsequent risk of developing cancer.
There were no significant differences found in the percentage of complications; however, the patients receiving conscious sedation had shorter hospital stays after leaving intensive care than did patients receiving general anesthesia (3.
Mistletoe extract also lessens NK cell activity depression caused by general anesthesia, according to German research.
Permanent loss of cervical spinal cord function associated with interscalene block performed under general anesthesia.
In this way, they can quickly block nerve function in selected areas of the body prior to surgery, an advance that may spare patients from use of general anesthesia and sends them home faster and with less need for pain medication.
Removal usually requires a short period of general anesthesia.
The usual anesthetic technique for abdominal aortic aneurysm resection involves general anesthesia with invasive monitoring that includes the placement of right heart catheters and in some cases transesophageal echocardiography probes so that the heart function can be carefully monitored and protected during aortic cross-clamping and episodes of significant blood and fluid loss.
Half (29 patients) received local anesthesia while half had general anesthesia (Arch.

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