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  • n  a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
  • a  relating to or producing insensibility
  • s  characterized by insensibility

  • No sooner have the anaesthetic merits of ethylene been successfully demonstrated by Chicago physiologists than another candidate for sleep producing honors arises in Germany.
  • After a few moments I opted for the "fast-acting" Nan Shi Xin Bao spray, a local anaesthetic to prolong coitus, and the high, focused promise of the Sinphar Supra Softgels.
  • Jodie said she felt better: she didn't notice the absence of anaesthetic.
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  • 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 ...
    Sept. 22, 2013 - EurekAlert!

  • Raila Odinga in BBC News
    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."
  • Petr Cech in Times Online
    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...
  • Tracey Wickham in The Age
    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...

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