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Anesthetic

Agent that produces anesthesia

Epidural block

Injected just outside the dura in the epidural space

Flaccid

lacking vigor or firmness; flabby

Intubation

insertion of endotracheal tube

Amnesia

loss of memory

Fasciculation

muscular twitching involving contiguous groups of muscle fibers

Anesthetist

A registered nurse who has taken a two-year course in anesthesiology and is certified to administer anesthetics and work under supervision of the anesthesiologist

Anesthesia technician

person who assists the anesthesiologist

Hypothermia

involves cooling of a part or the entire body

Analgesia

decrease of or insensibility to pain

Nerve block

injection in and around main nerve trunk at a site between operative side and entry of nerve into spinal cord causing blockage of painful stimuli to the brain

Bier block

Intravenous injection of local anesthetic to an extremity below level of tourniquet

Cryoanesthesia

used in topical procedures such as removal of warts and noninvasive surface lesions

Anesthesia

the absence of essentially all sensation

Antagonist

Drug that counteracts the action of something else

Local infiltration block

Used for dental work, minor surgery or excisions of small lesions

Regional anesthesia

a part of the body is insensitive to pain; caused by and interruption of the sensory nerve pathways that supply the area

Spinal block

used for surgery on lower portion of the body; injected between 3rd and 4th, or 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae

Antiemetic

Agent that prevents or relieves nausea and vomiting

Extubation

removal of endotracheal tube

Anesthesologist

a medical physician who is specialist in the field of anesthesiology

Topical anesthesia

Directly applied to mucous membrane to produce insensibility to the nerve endings

Local

Limited to one place

Narcosis

Unconscious state due to narcotics

Paravertebral block

Injected into spinal nerves as they emerge through the epidural space

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