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Vocabulary Term Details

Anaesthetics

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaesthetics)

An anaesthetic is a drug that causes anesthesia¬óreversible loss of sensation. They contrast with analgesics (painkillers), which relieve pain without eliminating sensation. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
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This term is used for the following terms: 
Anesthetic
Narcotics

Approved Date
23-Oct-2012

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