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general anesthesia Syllabification: gen·er·al an·es·the·sia

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of general anesthesia in English:


Anesthesia that affects the whole body and usually induces a loss of consciousness: he had the operation under general anesthesia Compare with local anesthesia.
More example sentences
  • Rhinoplasty requires local or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the surgery and your surgeon's preferences.
  • Laser resection can be carried out under either local or general anesthesia with a flexible or rigid bronchoscope.
  • A trabeculectomy is done in an operating room and requires local or general anesthesia.
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