anesthetic anesthetic  /ˌæ nəs ˈθɛ tɪk/


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


  1. Operations without an anesthetic are the norm.
  2. Diprivan, also known as propofol, is typically used in hospital-operating theaters as an intravenous anesthetic.
  3. An ideal childbirth anesthetic would be safe for both mother child, take away most of the pain, leave the mother able to cooperate with nature.


  1. Jackson suffered almost total sleep deprivation, expert testifies

    Dr. Charles Czeisler, a Harvard University sleep expert, says the singer's symptoms indicated near-total sleep deprivation for about two months as a result of use of the anesthetic propofol. A Harvard University sleep expert testified Friday in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death case that the singer suffered from almost total sleep deprivation for about two months as a result of his daily use of ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Expert: Jackson was suffering from total sleep deprivation when he died

    Michael Jackson was an insomniac suffering from total sleep deprivation when he died four years ago, a sleep expert testified today. Dr. Charles Czeisler, a Harvard Medical School scientist, said the surgical anesthetic propofol that Dr. Conrad Murray gave Jackson on a nightly basis was putting the pop star into...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. Anesthetic Choice Does Not Affect Duration of Hospitalization

    The use of a less-expensive, longer-acting anesthetic (isoflurane) resulted in no difference in duration of hospitalization compared to the use of a more expensive, shorter-acting anesthetic (desflurane or sevoflurane), according to a study from the July issue of Anesthesiology .
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Newswise


  1. "Carson is feeling fine," Lewis said in a statement released by the club. "He suffered a small crack in one of the nose bones. The bone was gently put back into place this morning under local anesthetic."
    on Aug 24, 2008 By: Marvin Lewis Source: USA Today

  2. "What (the doctor) did do is he cut an X into my skin with no anesthetic at all and drove a plastic tube right into my lung," Petraeus said in an earlier interview. "That was the most painful experience in my life. That was the only time in...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Forexyard

  3. "I made the joyous discovery that 10 minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep," Cousins wrote.
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Norman Cousins Source: Tampa Tribune

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