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twilight sleep

Saltos de línea: twi|light sleep

Definición de twilight sleep en inglés:

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[mass noun] Medicine
A state of partial narcosis or stupor without total loss of consciousness, in particular a state induced by an injection of morphine and scopolamine, formerly popular for use during childbirth.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • As a pioneer of twilight sleep in childbirth in New Zealand she even trialled the drug on herself when she subsequently had her four children, Peter, Ross, Graham and Alison.
  • It is Christmas eve and our patient lays on the table in twilight sleep.
  • Being alive is a very intense experience, we all shy away from it preferring an ambulatory twilight sleep.

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