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or es·the·sia  (ĕs-thē′zhə)
The ability to feel or perceive sensations.

[Back-formation from anesthesia.]
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(iːsˈθiːzɪə) or


(Physiology) the normal ability to experience sensation, perception, or sensitivity
[C20: back formation from anaesthesia]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aesthesia - mental responsiveness and awareness
consciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; "he lost consciousness"
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Regardless of the anaesthetic agents or the techniques, the main goal for any RSI should be trying to prevent the sympathetic nervous system over-stimulation with either appropriate depth of aesthesia or smooth laryngoscopy, without leading hypoxemia or hypercapnia (30).
As the ball reached the height of its arc, neither ascending nor descending, he felt it take on a familiar and palpable aesthesia, and Zacharias was possessed with the sensation that time had stopped too, as though he could reach up and pluck the orb from its airy shelf and deposit it in the goal.
(1.) Royal college of Anaesthetists UK, Documents on application for The An aesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA).
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(8.) Yuk Hui, On the Existence of Digital Objects (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016); and Anna Munster, An Aesthesia of Networks: Conjunctive Experience in Art and Technology (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013).
Comparison of glycogen store in rats and guinea pigs: effects of an aesthesia, fasting and re-feeding.