preanaesthetic


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preanaesthetic

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preanesthetic

n
(Pharmacology) a drug administered prior to an anaesthetic
adj
1. (Surgery) performed, occurring or used before the giving of an anaesthetic
2. (Surgery) of, relating to or occurring during the time before anaesthetics were used or invented
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Appendices cover writing and presenting the history and physical examination, methods for rapid screening, and the preanaesthetic medical evaluation.
I suggest a preanaesthetic blood test be taken first, which will help your vet assess if your springer spaniel is up for the anaesthetic.
There are no similar, comparative studies, although other authors have determined that the experience grade of anaesthetist impacted on the length of a case, although this study looked at preanaesthetic, anaesthetic and recovery time, in addition to operating time [Ogden et al.