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anesthetic

a nuhs the tik

  • n  a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
  • a  relating to or producing insensibility
  • s  characterized by insensibility
    the young girls are in a state of possession--blind and deaf and anesthetic
    an anesthetic state

  • Operations without an anesthetic are the norm.
  • Diprivan, also known as propofol, is typically used in hospital-operating theaters as an intravenous anesthetic.
  • It's pretty hard to numb up bone with a local anesthetic so I was glad to have Frank, the anesthesiologist, there at the head of the table with some IV sedatives, in case Ellen got .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 22, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • 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...
    June 21, 2013 - New York Post
  • 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 .
    June 19, 2013 - Newswise
Quotes

  • Marvin Lewis in USA Today
    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."
  • David Petraeus in Forexyard
    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...
  • Norman Cousins in Tampa Tribune
    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.

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