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(priˌæn əsˈθɛt ɪk, ˌpri æn-)

1. a substance that produces a preliminary or light anesthesia.
2. given prior to an anesthetic that induces total insensibility.
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n. preanestésico, agente preliminar que se administra con anticipación a la anestesia general.
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This medication may be incorporated into the preanesthetic protocol for your cat, administered during surgery, and/or given post op for pain relief.
Item Answer Choices (points) Consciousness Fully wake 2) Arousable (1) Not responding (0) Mobility Able to move four extremities on command (2) Able to move two extremities on command (1) Mo Able to move 0 extremities on command (0) Breathing Able to breathe deeply (2) Dyspnoea (1) Apnoea (0) Circulation Systemic BP * 20% of the preanesthetic level (2) Systemic BP between 20% and 49% of the preanesthetic level (1) Systemic BP * 50% of the preanesthetic level (0) Colour Normal (2) Pale, jaundiced, blotchy (1) Cyanotic (0) [O.sub.2] Maintaining O2 saturation >90% on room air (2) saturation Needs inhalation to maintain O2 saturation >90% (1) O2 saturation <90% despite O2 supplementation (0) D) Visual Analogue Scale
At the preanesthetic clinic, after a written informed consent, detailed history was taken from the patients regarding their antihypertensive medications, duration of treatment, other coexisting diseases, and concomitant medications.
In the presented study, horses of hot blood temper, mainly young Thoroughbred, showed excitement after administration of the preanesthetic and induction medications and also presented a worse recovery characterized by excitement and several frustrated attempts to rise.
Effects of hydromorphone or oxymorphone, with or without acepromazine, on preanesthetic sedation, physiologic values, and histamine release in dogs.
Content has been organized in the following areas: use and care of equipment, preanesthetic assessment, comorbidities, critical patient emergencies, anesthesia and sedation, perioperative complications, and anesthesia recovery.
[12] determined the extent of herbal medicine use in children through preanesthetic evaluation.
Two other patients were not found to be fit for general anesthesia during their preanesthetic checkup, and for them, the plan was changed and hysterectomy was performed under spinal anesthesia.
Despite the potential difficulty being detected at the preanesthetic evaluation and in spite of the anticipated preoperative medical measures being taken, the very problematic extubation could not be avoided.