general anesthesia

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general anesthesia

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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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A retrospective study showed that, in comparison to combined spinal-epidural anesthesia, general anesthesia increased the risk of respiratory complications in elderly patients who underwent orthopedic surgery.
He said under this programme, ten postgraduate Residents (PGRs) from Anesthesia, General Surgery,Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Paediatric Surgery, Radiology, Pathology and Medicine would be posted from teaching hospitals
The heaviest anesthesia, general anesthesia, is generally a combination of intravenous drugs that render you unconscious and unable to feel pain.