acupuncture anesthesia

regional anesthesia using the principles of acupuncture.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • anesthesia — [an΄es thē′zhə, an΄is thē′zhē ə, an΄is thē′zē ə; an΄isthē′zē ə] n. [ModL < Gr anaisthēsia < an , without + aisthēsis, feeling < aisthanesthai: see AESTHETIC] 1. a partial or total loss of the sense of pain, temperature, touch, etc.,… …   English World dictionary

  • Acupuncture — The practice of inserting needles into the body to reduce pain or induce anesthesia. More broadly, acupuncture is a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques. There are a… …   Medical dictionary

  • acupuncture — n. /ak yoo pungk cheuhr/; v. /ak yoo pungk cheuhr, ak yoo pungk /, n., v., acupunctured, acupuncturing. n. 1. a Chinese medical practice or procedure that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at specified sites… …   Universalium

  • Anesthesia — Loss 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. Loss of sensation resulting from pharmacologic depression of nerve function or from neurologic… …   Medical dictionary

  • acupuncture — ac•u•punc•ture [[t]ˈæk yʊˌpʌŋk tʃər[/t]] n. hlc a Chinese medical practice that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at specified sites of the body • Etymology: 1675–85; < L acū with a needle +puncture… …   From formal English to slang

  • Chinese anesthesia — acupuncture …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • oriental anesthesia — acupuncture …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Dental anesthesia — Intervention MeSH D000766 Forms of dental anesthesia (or dental anaesthesia) are similar to general medical anesthesia except for the use of nitrous oxide, relatively uncommon outside of the dental fiel …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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