Anesthetic, general
An anesthetic that puts the person to sleep.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • anesthetic agent — noun a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations • Syn: ↑anesthetic, ↑anaesthetic, ↑anaesthetic agent • Derivationally related forms: ↑anaesthetic (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anaesthetize …   Useful english dictionary

  • anesthetic — I noun a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations • Syn: ↑anaesthetic, ↑anesthetic agent, ↑anaesthetic agent • Derivationally related forms: ↑anaesthetic (for: ↑anaesthe …   Useful english dictionary

  • general — [jen′ər əl, jen′rəl] adj. [ME < OFr < L generalis < genus (gen. generis), kind, class: see GENUS] 1. of, for, or from the whole or all; not particular or local [a general anesthetic, the general welfare] 2. of, for, or applying to a… …   English World dictionary

  • general anesthetic — n an anesthetic used to produce general anesthesia * * * an agent that produces general anesthesia …   Medical dictionary

  • general anesthetic — general anes thetic noun count or uncount a substance that a doctor puts into your body so that you will sleep and not feel any pain during an operation ─ compare LOCAL ANESTHETIC …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • general anaesthetic — general anaes thetic BrE general anesthetic AmE n [U and C] a medicine that makes you unconscious during an operation so that you do not feel any pain →↑local anaesthetic ▪ I had the operation done under general anaesthetic …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • general anesthesia — n anesthesia affecting the entire body and accompanied by loss of consciousness * * * a reversible state of unconsciousness, produced by anesthetic agents, with absence of pain sensation over the entire body and a greater or lesser degree of… …   Medical dictionary

  • anesthetic — anesthetically, adv. /an euhs thet ik/, n. 1. a substance that produces anesthesia, as halothane, procaine, or ether. adj. 2. pertaining to or causing physical insensibility: an anesthetic gas. 3. physically insensitive: Halothane is used to… …   Universalium

  • general anaesthetic — noun an anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness • Syn: ↑general anesthetic • Hypernyms: ↑anesthetic, ↑anaesthetic, ↑anesthetic agent, ↑anaesthetic agent • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anesthetic — A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness. A local anesthetic causes loss of feeling in a part of the body. A general anesthetic puts the person to sleep. * * * 1. A compound that reversibly depresses neuronal function, producing loss… …   Medical dictionary

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