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Anesthesia

What is anesthesia?

Anesthesia is the use of medicines to prevent pain during surgery and other procedures. These medicines are called anesthetics. They may be given by injection, inhalation, topical lotion, spray, eye drops, or skin patch. They cause you to have a loss of feeling or awareness.

What is anesthesia used for?

Anesthesia may be used in minor procedures, such as filling a tooth. It could be used during childbirth or procedures such as colonoscopies. And it is used during minor and major surgeries.

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  1. Anesthesia (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is anesthesia? Anesthesia is the use of medicines to prevent pain during surgery and other procedures. These medicines are called anesthetics. They ...
  2. Spinal and epidural anesthesia are procedures that deliver medicines that numb parts of your body to block pain. They are given through shots ...
  3. ... talk with your doctor about the type of anesthesia that will be best for you. Below are ... Which type of anesthesia is best for me based on the procedure that I am having? General anesthesia Spinal or epidural anesthesia Conscious ...
  4. ... with your child's doctor about the type of anesthesia that will be best for your child. Below ... BEFORE ANESTHESIA Which type of anesthesia is best for my child and the procedure that my child is having? ...
  5. General anesthesia is treatment with certain medicines that puts you into a deep sleep so you do not feel ... doctor called an anesthesiologist will give you the anesthesia. Sometimes, a certified registered nurse anesthetist will give ...
  6. Anesthesia for Adults Having Eye Surgery (American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus)  
    Eye Movement Disorders/Treatments and Therapies ... Eye Movement Disorders ... American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus ... GLOSSARY, TERMS, ACRONYMS, ...
  7. What Is Anesthesia? From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences)  
    Anesthesia is a medical treatment that prevents patients from feeling pain during procedures like surgery, certain screening ...
  8. Anesthesia Awareness (Waking Up) During Surgery (American Society of Anesthesiologists)  
    ... the chance of waking up during surgery (called anesthesia awareness)? Learn about the statistics and what happens ...
  9. Effects of Anesthesia (American Society of Anesthesiologists)  
    Anesthesia/Related Issues ... Anesthesia ... American Society of Anesthesiologists ... Learn about potential side effects of anesthesia on the brain (including memory) ...
  10. Seniors and Anesthesia (American Society of Anesthesiologists)  
    What anesthesia risks do elderly patients face? Learn how to avoid side effects and long-term effects of anesthesia associated with advanced age.
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