Definition of Twilight sleep

1. Noun. A state of general anesthesia in which the person retains a slight degree of consciousness; can be induced by injection of scopolamine or morphine.




Medical Definition of Twilight sleep

1. Formerly a method of producing sleep for delivery by a combination of morphine and scopolamine. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Twilight Sleep

twiggy
twight
twighted
twighting
twights
twigil
twigils
twigless
twiglike
twigloo
twigloos
twigs
twigsome
twilight
twilight(a)
twilight sleep (current term)
twilight state
twilight vision
twilight years
twilight zone
twilight zones
twilightish
twilights
twilighty
twilit
twilitten
twill
twill weave
twilled
twillies

Literary usage of Twilight sleep

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Lit Digest 50:187 Ja 30 '15 Is the twilight sleep safe—for me? ... 1 1 McClure 44:25-37 Ap '15 twilight sleep in the light of day. ..."

2. The Bookman (1916)
"minister twilight sleep. In fact, they go so far as to say that the Siegel, or fixed dosage, method is the greatest menace to the success of twilight sleep ..."

3. Moral problems in hospital practice by Patrick A. Finney (1922)
"165 and 166) twilight sleep Question 53: What are the moral aspects of the use ... Answer: The regular use of "twilight sleep" during labor is not morally ..."

4. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1916)
"I then stated: "In our enthusiasm we have overlooked the most essential fact in the entire procedure, namely, that twilight sleep and painless labor are not ..."

5. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"Last of all, this author points out that if twilight sleep is resorted to, ... Dr. Miner claims that a woman once having had twilight sleep always insists ..."

6. The Practice of Obstetrics: Designed for the Use of Students and by James Clifton Edgar (1916)
"Nevertheless, it will be found that an inquiry into the attitude of the more prominent obstetricians in this country toward twilight sleep will point to the ..."

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