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se·da·tion

 (sĭ-dā′shən)
n.
1. Reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement by administration of a sedative agent or drug.
2. The state or condition induced by a sedative.

[Middle English sedacioun, from Old French sedation, from Latin sēdātiō, sēdātiōn-, from sēdātus, past participle of sēdāre, to calm; see sedate1.]

sedation

(sɪˈdeɪʃən)
n
1. (Medicine) a state of calm or reduced nervous activity
2. (Medicine) the administration of a sedative

se•da•tion

(sɪˈdeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the bringing about of mental or physiological relaxation, esp. by the use of a drug.
2. the state so induced.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sedation - a state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.sedation - the administration of a sedative agent or drug
giving medication, administration - the act of administering medication
Translations

sedation

[sɪˈdeɪʃən] Nsedación f
under sedationbajo sedación

sedation

[sɪˈdeɪʃən] nsédation f
to be under sedation → être sous sédation

sedation

nBeruhigungsmittel pl; to put somebody under sedationjdm Beruhigungsmittel geben; drugs used for sedationDrogen plzur Beruhigung

sedation

[sɪˈdeɪʃn] n (Med) to be under sedationessere sotto l'effetto di sedativi

se·da·tion

n. sedación, acción o efecto de calmar o sedar;
v.
to put under ___dar un sedante, calmante o soporífero.

sedation

n sedación f; conscious — sedación consciente
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There are five relevant scenarios related to death with dignity and clinical end-of-life decision-making: palliative care, vital testaments, limitation of the therapeutic effort or redirecting therapy, palliative sedation, and euthanasia, the latter being the one that continues to create the greatest controversy in the world.
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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) position statement and commentary on the use of palliative sedation in imminently dying terminally ill patients.
Development of a clinical practice guideline for palliative sedation.
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1) The College asked legislators to clarify issues associated with palliative sedation, living wills and a new concept known as "medically assisted dying.
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The act obliges establishments that provide palliative care to make terminal palliative sedation available as an option for patients who meet the eligibility criteria.
Examples of the latter category include euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, withdrawal of life support measures, palliative sedation, foregoing medically provided nutrition and hydration, and organ donation after cardiac death.
Clinicians also should be familiar with distinctions among ethical issues in end-of-life care, including physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, and palliative sedation (Table 4).