Definition of General anaesthetic

1. Noun. An anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness.

Definition of General anaesthetic

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of general anesthetic) ¹

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Medical Definition of General anaesthetic

1. A compound that produces loss of sensation associated with loss of consciousness. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of General Anaesthetic

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general acid-base catalysis
general adaptation syndrome
general agent
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general anaesthetic (current term)
general anaesthetics
general anatomy
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Literary usage of General anaesthetic

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

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1912)
"At present we have no local or general anaesthetic which is devoid of all danger, and it is only through the recognition of this fact by the anaesthetist ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"It seems certain that one Dr. Crawford W. Long of Georgia first used ether as a general anaesthetic, but to WTG Morton, a dentist of Boston, should be given ..."

3. The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English: Or, Medicine by Ray Vaughn Pierce (1918)
"general anaesthetic. In bed cue day. No pain, vomiting or fever. ... General anaesthetic. In bed one day. Little pain. Some nausea. Some fever and chills. ..."

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