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an·es·the·siaalso an·aes·the·sia (ăn′ĭs-thē′zhə)
1. Total or partial loss of sensation, especially tactile sensibility, induced by disease, injury, acupuncture, or an anesthetic, such as chloroform or nitrous oxide.
2. Local or general insensibility to pain with or without the loss of consciousness, induced by an anesthetic.
3. Medication that induces partial or total loss of sensation and may be topical, local, regional, or general, depending on the method of administration and area of the body affected.
(Medicine) the usual US spelling of anaesthesia
or an•aes•the•sia(ˌæn əsˈθi ʒə)
1. general or localized insensibility, induced by drugs or other intervention and used in surgery or other painful procedures.
2. general loss of the senses of feeling, as pain, temperature, and touch.
Loss of sensation to touch or pain, usually produced by nerve injury or by the administration of drugs, especially before surgery.
anesthesia, anaesthesia, anesthesis, anaesthesis
the absence of physical sensation. — anesthesiologist, anaesthesiologist, anaesthetist, n. — anesthetic, anaesthetic, n., adj.See also: Health
Loss of sensation, including to pain, often induced before surgery. Includes general, local, spinal and epidural anesthaesia.
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|Noun||1.||anesthesia - loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness|
general anaesthesia, general anesthesia - a state of total unconsciousness resulting from anesthetic drugs (as for a major surgical operation)
local anaesthesia, local anesthesia - loss of sensation in a small area of the body (as when a local anesthetic is injected for a tooth extraction)
block anaesthesia, block anesthesia, conduction anaesthesia, conduction anesthesia, nerve block anaesthesia, nerve block anesthesia - anesthesia of an area supplied by a nerve; produced by an anesthetic agent applied to the nerve
regional anaesthesia, regional anesthesia - loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth)
topical anaesthesia, topical anesthesia - loss of sensation confined to the skin or mucous surfaces (as when benzocaine or Lidocaine is applied to the surface)
endotracheal ___ → ___ endotraquial;
epidural ___ → ___ epidural;
general ___ → ___ general;
general ___ by inhalation → general por ___ inhalación;
general ___ by intubation → general por ___ intubación;
hypnosis ___ → ___ por hipnosis;
hypotensive ___ → ___ con hipotensión controlada;
intercostal ___ → ___ intercostal;
intravenous general ___ → ___ general intravenosa;
local ___ → ___ local;
regional ___ → ___ regional;
saddle block ___ → ___ en silla de montar;
spinal ___ → ___ raquídea;
topical ___ → ___ tópica;
thermal ___ → ___ térmica.