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general anesthesia definition: state of total unconsciousness resulting from anesthetic drugs.
Anesthetics definition: Agents that are capable of inducing a total or partial loss of sensation, especially tactile sensation and pain. They may act to induce general ANESTHESIA, in which an unconscious state is achieved, or may act locally to induce numbness or lack of sensation at a targeted site.
anesthetic definition: agents that are capable of inducing a total or partial loss of sensation, especially tactile sensation and pain; may act to induce general anesthesia, in which an unconscious state is achieved, or may act locally to induce numbness or lack of sensation at a targeted site.
anesthetics definition: (an-es-THET-iks) Substances that cause loss of feeling or awareness. Local anesthetics cause loss of feeling in a part of the body. General anesthetics put the person to sleep.
Anesthetic Agent definition: Agents that are capable of inducing a total or partial loss of sensation, especially tactile sensation and pain. They may act to induce general anesthesia, in which an unconscious state is achieved, or may act locally to induce numbness or lack of sensation at a targeted site. (MeSH)
Anesthetics, Dissociative definition: Intravenous anesthetics that induce a state of sedation, immobility, amnesia, and marked analgesia. Subjects may experience a strong feeling of dissociation from the environment. The condition produced is similar to NEUROLEPTANALGESIA, but is brought about by the administration of a single drug. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed)
Anesthetics, Local definition: Drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations. They act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber. In contact with a nerve trunk, these anesthetics can cause both sensory and motor paralysis in the innervated area. Their action is completely reversible. (From Gilman AG, et. al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed) Nearly all local anesthetics act by reducing the tendency of voltage-dependent sodium channels to activate.
local anesthetic definition: drugs that block nerve conduction when applied locally to nerve tissue in appropriate concentrations; they act on any part of the nervous system and on every type of nerve fiber; their action is completely reversible.
Anesthetics, General definition: Agents that induce various degrees of analgesia; depression of consciousness, circulation, and respiration; relaxation of skeletal muscle; reduction of reflex activity; and amnesia. There are two types of general anesthetics, inhalation and intravenous. With either type, the arterial concentration of drug required to induce anesthesia varies with the condition of the patient, the desired depth of anesthesia, and the concomitant use of other drugs. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p.173)
Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics definition: A topical anesthetic cream, containing lidocaine 2.5% and prilocaine 2.5%, that provides neuralgia pain relief by causing loss of cutaneous sensation through reversible blockade of conduction in nerve fibers. (NCI)
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Anesthetics Impact the Resolution of Inflammation

Nan Chiang et al.

PLoS ONE , 02 Apr 2008

Effects of general anesthetics on visceral pain transmission in the spinal cord

Yun Wang et al.

Molecular Pain , 30 Oct 2008

Carbon monoxide production from five volatile anesthetics in dry sodalime in a patient model: halothane and sevoflurane do produce carbon monoxide; temperature is a poor predictor of carbon monoxide production

Christiaan Keijzer et al.

BMC Anesthesiology , 02 Jun 2005

Antifungal activity of local anesthetics against Candida species.

C Pina-Vaz et al.

Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology , 2000

Do anesthetics and sampling strategies affect transcription analysis of fish tissues?

Pål A Olsvik et al.

BMC Molecular Biology , 08 Jun 2007

In Vitro Effect of Local Anesthetics on Candida albicans Germ Tube Formation

Acácio Rodrigues et al.

Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology , 1994

Glucose Permeability of Human Erythrocytes and the Effects of Inhalation Anesthetics, Oxygen, and Carbon Dioxide **

Nicholas M. Greene

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine , 01 Feb 1965

Local anesthetic resistance in a pregnant patient with lumbosacral plexopathy: ... resistance to local anesthetics. While similar cases of ...

Renae Kavlock et al.

BMC Anesthesiology , 16 Jan 2004

Mechanisms of general anesthesia.: Although general anesthetics are often said to be ...

N P Franks et al.

Environmental Health Perspectives , 01 Jul 1990

Mapping the contribution of β3-containing GABA A receptors to volatile and intravenous general anesthetic actions: ... clinically as general anesthetics. The molecular targets ...

Anja Zeller et al.

BMC Pharmacology , 24 Feb 2007

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