general anaesthetic

noun
an anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness
Syn: ↑general anesthetic
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general anaesthetic
One which produces insensibility in the whole body, usu causing unconsciousness
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Main Entry:anaesthesia
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general anaesthetic see under ↑anaesthesia
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Main Entry:general

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general anaesthetic UK US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular general anaesthetic plural general anaesthetics]
a substance that a doctor puts into your body so that you will sleep and not feel any pain during an operation
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  • General anaesthesia — In modern medical practice, general anaesthesia (AmE: anesthesia) is a state of total unconsciousness resulting from general anaesthetic drugs. A variety of drugs are given to the patient that have different effects with the overall aim of… …   Wikipedia

  • anaesthetic — (BrE) (AmE anesthetic) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ general, local VERB + ANAESTHETIC/ANESTHETIC ▪ administer, give sb, inject ▪ He was given a …   Collocations dictionary

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