anaesthesia anaesthesia  /ˌæ nəs ˈθi ʒə/


  • (n) loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness

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  1. The anaesthesia and prevention of infection are of special importance.
  2. Thus most women go under anaesthesia without knowing whether they will wake up breastless or not.
  3. With no anaesthesia, the best surgeons were the ones who could cut, hack and saw most rapidly, aided by the strongest assistants to hold the patient down.


  • Jacko nurse’s fears

    LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson had a high tolerance for certain drugs and wasn’t always forthcoming with his medical history, an anesthetist testified yesterday.Nurse David Fournier said he worked with Jackson for a decade until 2003, when he refused to administer anaesthesia because the King of Pop was acting...
    on July 26, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. Kostunica's speech "sounded like a lullaby, like anaesthesia before the amputation", said Tomislav Nikolic of the Radicals. "We're going to vote for this resolution, but you owe us an explanation. Does it mean you'll approve signing the...
    on Dec 26, 2007 By: Tomislav Nikolic Source: Reuters

  2. "My own daughter, because of her psychological make-up, is unable to tolerate anaesthesia, so a surgical abortion for her would not be an option," Mrs Gash said. "Surely someone in such a position deserves whatever medical options are...
    on Feb 15, 2006 By: Joanna Gash Source: The Age

  3. Bergson says laughter requires a "momentary anaesthesia of the heart".
    on Apr 7, 2006 By: Henri Bergson Source: The Age

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