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  • n  a state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent
  • n  the administration of a sedative agent or drug

  • Adrianna Williams zefa Corbis Terminal sedation is the decision to keep dying patients, who cannot be made comfortable in any other way, unconscious until they die.
  • She was adamant about not going under, but agreed to "some sedation" if we thought it was necessary.
  • As for the type of sedation a doctor will aim for in a given operation, there are no hard-and-fast rules.
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  • Jon Stanhope in The Age
    The kangaroos should be removed from BNTS by the most humane method suitable for that site,Mr Stanhope said. "The commissioner's expert panel advises that the most humane approach would be sedation by darting, then euthanasia by lethal...
  • Andrew Caddick in
    I had a cortisone injection in my back under sedation in Musgrove on Saturday and things seem to have settled down,Caddick told the Somerset website. "I am now having a lot of physiotherapy and hoping to start bowling again next week....
  • Pete Doherty in Fametastic
    While he's been made several unsuccessful attempts at beating his addictions over the last few years, Pete believes this time will be different: "They gave me an anti-drugs implant. I was under very, very heavy sedation. Then they gave me a sticker...

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