Anaesthesia meaning

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The definition of anaesthesia is a condition where a person is not aware of pain, touch or temperature or anything that comes into contact with his body and the person may or may not be conscious during that time.

A person undergoing major surgery is an example of a person who is in a state of anaesthesia.

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(medicine) A method of preventing sensation, used to eliminate pain.
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Loss or prevention of pain, as caused by anesthesia.
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Origin of anaesthesia

  • Coined in 1846 CE by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., in a letter to dentist William T. G. Morton, the first practitioner to publicly demonstrate the use of ether during surgery, writing:

    From Wiktionary

  • an- +‎ aesthesia, from Ancient Greek ἀναισθησία (anaisthēsia), from ἀν- (an, “not”) with αἴσθησις (aisthēsis, “sensation”).

    From Wiktionary