general anesthetic

Definitions of general anesthetic
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n an anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness

Synonyms:
general anaesthetic
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inhalation anaesthetic, inhalation anesthetic, inhalation general anaesthetic, inhalation general anesthetic
a gas that produces general anesthesia when inhaled
Ketalar, ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride
a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP
chloroform, trichloromethane
a volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic
cyclopropane
a colorless flammable gas sometimes used as an inhalation anesthetic
diethyl ether, divinyl ether, ether, ethoxyethane, ethyl ether, vinyl ether
a colorless volatile highly inflammable liquid formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic
halothane
a nonflammable inhalation anesthetic that produces general anesthesia; used along with analgesics and muscle relaxants for many types of surgical procedures
isoflurane
a widely used inhalation anesthetic
K, cat valium, green, honey oil, jet, special K, super C, super acid
street names for ketamine
laughing gas, nitrous oxide
inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery
Type of:
anaesthetic, anaesthetic agent, anesthetic, anesthetic agent
a drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations

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