anesthetic agent

noun
a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
Derivationally related forms: ↑anaesthetic (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anaesthetize (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anaesthetise (for: ↑anaesthetic), ↑anesthetic (for: ↑anesthetic), ↑anesthetize (for: ↑anesthetic), ↑anesthetise (for: ↑anesthetic)
Hypernyms: ↑drug
Hyponyms:

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  • anesthetic agent — index drug Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • local anesthetic — noun anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body • Syn: ↑local anaesthetic, ↑local, ↑topical anesthetic, ↑topical anaesthetic • Hypernyms: ↑anesthetic, ↑anaesthetic, ↑anesthetic agent, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • topical anesthetic — noun anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body • Syn: ↑local anesthetic, ↑local anaesthetic, ↑local, ↑topical anaesthetic • Hypernyms: ↑anesthetic, ↑anaesthetic, ↑anesthetic agent, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • intravenous anesthetic — noun an anesthetic that produces anesthesia when injected into the circulatory system • Hypernyms: ↑anesthetic, ↑anaesthetic, ↑anesthetic agent, ↑anaesthetic agent • Hyponyms: ↑dibucaine, ↑tribromoethanol, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spinal anesthetic — noun an anesthetic that is injected into the spine • Syn: ↑spinal anaesthetic • Hypernyms: ↑anesthetic, ↑anaesthetic, ↑anesthetic agent, ↑anaesthetic agent • Hyponyms: ↑pi …   Useful english dictionary

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