anaesthetic anaesthetic


  1. (n) a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
  2. (adj) relating to or producing insensibility
  3. (adj) characterized by insensibility

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  1. No sooner have the anaesthetic merits of ethylene been successfully demonstrated by Chicago physiologists than another candidate for sleep producing honors arises in Germany.
  2. Jodie said she felt better: she didn't notice the absence of anaesthetic.
  3. Instead, Bergman uses only a local anaesthetic, and none at all in most cases, to permit insertion of a specially designed vacuum-suction tube only one-quarter inch in diameter.


  • Propofol discovery may help lead to development of new anaesthetics

    ( Imperial College London ) New research on the most commonly used anaesthetic drug could help to unravel a long-standing mystery about how it induces a pain-free, sleep-like state. Following years of research, scientists have identified exactly how propofol acts at a molecular level. Having a more detailed picture of exactly how it works in the brain may help scientists to design new versions ...
    on September 22, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!


  1. Asked if he would urge his supporters to calm down, Mr Odinga told the BBC: "I refuse to be asked to give the Kenyan people an anaesthetic so that they can be raped."
    on Jan 1, 2008 By: Raila Odinga Source: BBC News

  2. "I hope I will be back in goal soon," Cech said. "I will have to wait for what the doctor says. I cannot do anything right now, two days after the anaesthetic. The club said I should be back in two weeks, so we shall see. I believe it will be...
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Petr Cech Source: Times Online

  3. "It's a horrible pain. It's in your gut," Wickham said. "I'd rather chop off both my legs without being under general anaesthetic. Anything just to have that pain taken away because I don't want to have to live with it for another 40-odd...
    on Jul 7, 2008 By: Tracey Wickham Source: The Age

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