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