Definition of Anesthetic

1. Noun. A drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations.




2. Adjective. Relating to or producing insensibility.
Exact synonyms: Anaesthetic
Partainyms: Anaesthesia, Anesthesia
Derivative terms: Anaesthetize

3. Adjective. Characterized by insensibility. "An anesthetic state"
Exact synonyms: Anaesthetic
Similar to: Insensible
Derivative terms: Anaesthesia, Anaesthetic, Anesthesia

Definition of Anesthetic

1. Adjective. Causing the reduction of pain sensitivity. ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) A substance administered to reduce the perception of pain or to induce numbness. An anesthetic may or may not render the recipient unconscious, depending upon the type used. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anesthetic

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Medical Definition of Anesthetic

1. A drug that causes unconsciousness or a loss of general sensation. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Anesthetic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1901)
"As ophthalmology was the first field in which the practical use of cocain as an anesthetic was demonstrated and since that demonstration by Keller in 1884 ..."

2. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"To prevent the local action of the anesthetic on the face, ... It must be remembered that this depends solely on the concentration of the anesthetic vapor. ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1897)
"It was proposed to use ether as the anesthetic, provided it was well borne ... The anesthetic was immediately removed and the patient allowed to sit up on ..."

4. Therapeutic Gazette (1904)
"We do, however, wish to urge greater thought in the choice of an anesthetic in individual cases. In earlier issues of the GAZETTE we have expressed the ..."

5. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1914)
"A test quickly showed that above all it possesses an inimitable value as a preliminary anesthetic, a value TEXT-FIG. I. Head mask for administration of gas ..."

6. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnology (1992)
"The response of a particular fish to an anesthetic depends on a ... Recovery begins when the fish is removed from the anesthetic bath and transferred to ..."

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