anaesthesia
chiefly British variant of anesthesia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(as that produced by the inhalation of sulphuric ether, chloroform, etc.), , ,


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  • Anaesthesia — An [ae]s*the si*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; an priv. + ? feeling, ? to feel: cf. F. anesth[ e]sie. See {[AE]sthetics}.] (Med.) Entire or partial loss or absence of feeling or sensation; a state of general or local insensibility produced by disease or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anaesthesia —     Anæsthesia     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Anæsthesia     (From Greek a, privative, and aisthesis, feeling).     A term in medicine, and the allied sciences, signifying a state of insensibility to external impressions, consequent upon disease,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Anaesthesia — vgl. Anästhesie …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • anaesthesia — (n.) 1721, loss of feeling, Modern Latin, from Gk. anaisthesia want of feeling, lack of sensation (to pleasure or pain), from an without (see AN (Cf. an ) (1)) + aisthesis feeling, from PIE root *au to perceive (see AUDIENCE (Cf. audience)). As …   Etymology dictionary

  • anaesthesia — [an΄əs thē′zhə] n. ANESTHESIA anaesthetic [an΄əsthet′ik] adj., n. anaesthetist [ə nes′thə tist] n. anaesthetize vt. anaesthetized, anaesthetizing …   English World dictionary

  • anaesthesia —    Also written as anesthesia. The term anaesthesia comes from the Greek noun anaisthèsia,which means numbness. In a broad sense, it refers to a loss or impairment of sensitivity to stimuli in any of the sensory modalities. As a rule, however,… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • anaesthesia — n. (BE) see anesthesia 1) to induce, produce anaesthesia 2) to undergo anaesthesia 3) general; local anaesthesia 4) the anaesthesia wears off * * * [ˌænɪs θiːzɪə] local anaesthesia produce anaesthesia (BE) see anesthesia …   Combinatory dictionary

  • anaesthesia — n. loss of feeling or sensation in a part or all of the body. Anaesthesia of a part of the body may occur as a result of injury to or disease of a nerve; for example in leprosy. The term is usually applied, however, to the technique of reducing… …   Medical dictionary

  • anaesthesia — n. loss of feeling or sensation in a part or all of the body. Anaesthesia of a part of the body may occur as a result of injury to or disease of a nerve; for example in leprosy. The term is usually applied, however, to the technique of reducing… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • anaesthesia — [[t]æ̱nɪsθi͟ːziə, ʒə[/t]] N UNCOUNT Anaesthesia is the use of anaesthetics in medicine and surgery. The operation can be done under local anaesthesia. (in AM and sometimes in BRIT, use anesthesia) …   English dictionary

  • anaesthesia —   n. loss of feeling; unconsciousness; act of causing such state for medical purposes.    ♦ anaesthesiology, n. study of anaesthesia.    ♦ anaesthetize, v.t. cause anaesthesia.    ♦ anaesthetist, n., British doctor specializing in administering… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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