A technique of general anesthesia based upon intravenous administration of neuroleptic drugs, together with inhalation of a weak anesthetic with or without neuromuscular relaxants.

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neu·ro·lep·tan·es·the·sia (noor″o-lep″tan-es-theґzhə) [neuroleptic + anesthesia] a state of neuroleptanalgesia and unconsciousness, produced by the combined administration of an opioid analgesic and a neuroleptic agent, together with the inhalation of nitrous oxide and oxygen.

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