twilight sleep

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twilight sleep

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An amnesic condition characterized by insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness, induced by an injection of morphine and scopolamine, especially to relieve the pain of childbirth.

twilight sleep

n
(Medicine) med a state of partial anaesthesia in which the patient retains a slight degree of consciousness
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Noun1.twilight sleep - a state of general anesthesia in which the person retains a slight degree of consciousnesstwilight 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
general anaesthesia, general anesthesia - a state of total unconsciousness resulting from anesthetic drugs (as for a major surgical operation)