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premedication

Syllabification: pre·med·i·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌprēmedəˈkāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of premedication in English:

noun

Medication that is given in preparation for an operation or other treatment.
Example sentences
  • Topical local anesthetic creams were unavailable; therefore, premedication usually was administered intramuscularly.
  • Many parents like to be with their children in the anaesthetic room, although evidence from a recent trial suggests that it makes little difference to a child who is already sedated with premedication.
  • Dressing changes may be excruciating, requiring premedication or sedation.

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