Medication that is given in preparation for an operation or other treatment.
- 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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