Definition of Sedation

1. Noun. A state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent.




2. Noun. The administration of a sedative agent or drug.
Exact synonyms: Drugging
Generic synonyms: Administration, Giving Medication
Derivative terms: Drug, Sedate

Definition of Sedation

1. n. The act of calming, or the state of being calm.

Definition of Sedation

1. Noun. The act of sedating, especially by use of sedatives. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sedation

1. the reduction of stress or excitement by the use of sedatives [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sedation

1. 1. The act of calming, especially by the administration of a sedative. 2. The state of being calm. Origin: L. Sedatio, to calm, allay (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sedation

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sedation (current term)
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Literary usage of Sedation

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1. On Diseases Peculiar to Women: Including Displacements of the Uterus by Hugh Lenox Hodge (1868)
"Of course, sedation may and often does coexist with debility. Hence, in very weak persons sedation is more serious, and may be followed by prostration or ..."

2. On Diseases Peculiar to Women: Including Displacements of the Uterus by Hugh Lenox Hodge (1860)
"Of course, sedation may and often does coexist with debility. Hence, in very weak persons sedation is more serious, and may be followed by prostration or ..."

3. Therapeutic Gazette (1916)
"BROMIDE sedation IN EPILEPSY. BY WILLIAM T. SHANAHAN, ... in some form or other, where such sedation would not be required in the institutional epileptic. ..."

4. Conservative Gynecology and Electro-therapeutics: A Practical Treatise on by George Betton Massey (1909)
"Functional Stimulation and sedation due to Polarization.— (a) Indirect Stimulation and sedation Through the Medium of Nerve- trunks. ..."

5. Manual of Static Electricity in X-ray and Therapeutic Uses by Samuel Howard Monell (1897)
"Value of static sedation in acute stage. Relief of burning, itching, and neuralgia. Value of static-electricity in chronic and debilitated cases. ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1833)
"Irritants acting on the irritability of a tissue cause irritation; sedatives cause sedation; the former being of course a state of excitation, ..."

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