Definition of General anaesthesia

1. Noun. A state of total unconsciousness resulting from anesthetic drugs (as for a major surgical operation).

Exact synonyms: General Anesthesia
Generic synonyms: Anaesthesia, Anesthesia
Specialized synonyms: Inhalation Anesthesia, Twilight Sleep



Medical Definition of General anaesthesia

1. A form of anaesthesia that results in putting the patient to sleep. Total body anaesthesia. Origin: Gr. Aisthesis = sensation (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of General anaesthesia

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"That general anaesthesia is not necessary in all cases to the successful performance of operations upon the membrana tympani, nor within the middle ear ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"For these reasons it is evident why many surgeons prefer general anaesthesia. The choice between the two forms, however, seems to be rather a matter of the ..."

3. The Art of Anaesthesia by Paluel Joseph Flagg (1922)
"general anaesthesia is that type of anaesthesia in which the central nervous system, consisting of the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"This is general anaesthesia; there is no feeling either of pain or pleasure in any portion of the body. The skin, including the mucous membranes lining ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"The phenomena of general anaesthesia are the same whether absorption takes j'kce through the lungs, rectum, skin, or gastro-intestinal tract. ..."

6. Surgical anatomy and operative surgery: For Students and Practitioners by John Joseph McGrath (1902)
"Incomplete general anaesthesia.—This plan consists in administering a liberal dose of morphin hypodermically, shortly before commencing the operation, ..."

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