twilight sleeptwilight sleep
a state of partial anesthesia induced by the injection of morphine and scopolamine, formerly used to lessen the pains of childbirth
Origin of twilight sleeptranslated, translation of German dämmerschlaf
An amnesic condition characterized by insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness, induced by an injection of morphine and scopolamine, especially to relieve the pain of childbirth.
Calque of German DÃ¤mmerschlaf.