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(priˌæn əsˈθɛt ɪk, ˌpri æn-)

1. a substance that produces a preliminary or light anesthesia.
2. given prior to an anesthetic that induces total insensibility.


n. preanestésico, agente preliminar que se administra con anticipación a la anestesia general.
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Preanesthetic train-of-four fade predicts the atracurium requirement of myasthenia gravis patients.
Preanesthetic assessment of patients is of great significance and should not be neglected.
It covers animal evaluation and preparation, preanesthetic and perioperative medications, local anesthesia in various animals, injectable drugs, inhalants, neuromuscular drugs, intubation equipment, anesthetic machines and breathing systems, ventilation and mechanical assist devices, acid-base balance and blood gases, temperature regulation, acupuncture anesthesia, procedures and techniques in specific animals (dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, pigs, and exotic animals), anesthesia for cesarean section, respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies, and euthanasia.
Psychological effect of detailed preanesthetic information.
The total duration of anesthesia from the administration of preanesthetic drugs to the time when quail were able to stand on recovery did not exceed 65 minutes.
The comprehensive document sets minimal standards in such areas as preanesthetic workup, anesthetic monitoring, and postprocedure pain management.
At the same time, preanesthetic screenings pointed to the antisecretory effects of a compound called timoprazole.
Flowerdew RM: Preanesthetic evaluation in private practice.
Preanesthetic medications include benzodiazepines (for example, midazolam) and/or opioids (such as Fentanyl administered intravenously).
On preanesthetic examination, 61 of these patients had been found to be poor candidates for conventional laryngoscopic intubation--51 because of abnormal head and neck anatomy and 10 because of reduced visual access to the airway (Mallampati class IV).
Despite these calls to widen the scope of practice of anesthesiology, most anesthesiologists limit their practice to anesthetic care in the preanesthetic assessment clinic, operating room, and immediate postoperative care area.
Ambrose claimed that he conducted a preanesthetic evaluation on every patient he anesthetized, neither Dr.