- 1The action of administering a sedative drug to produce a state of calm or sleep: he was distraught with grief and under sedationMore example sentences
- The nurse or anesthesia care provider may administer preoperative sedation at this time, if needed, to decrease anxiety.
- If the patient exhibits anxiety, medications for sedation also can be administered after the consent is signed.
- They kept me in a medical coma under sedation, so I have no recollection of that time.
- 1.1A state of calm or sleep produced by a sedative drug.More example sentences
- Side effects such as sedation and respiratory depression are increased when methadone is combined with alcohol or other drugs.
mid 16th century: from French sédation or Latin sedatio(n-), from sedare 'settle' (see sedate1).
More definitions of sedationDefinition of sedation in:
- The US English dictionary