|Terms & Properties|
Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0002903
NCI Thesaurus Code: C15181 (see NCI Thesaurus info)
Semantic Type: Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure
NCIt Definition: Treatment with a pharmacological substance that produces a loss of feeling.
LNC Definition: Nurses in this specialty provide care to patients receiving anesthesia during operative procedures
If you are having surgery, your doctor will give you medicine called an anesthetic. Anesthetics reduce or prevent pain. There are three main types:
You may also get a mild sedative to relax you. You stay awake but may not remember the procedure afterwards. Sedation can be used with or without anesthesia.
The type of anesthesia or sedation you get depends on many factors. They include the procedure you are having and your current health.
NCI-GLOSS Definition: A loss of feeling or awareness caused by drugs or other substances. Anesthesia keeps patients from feeling pain during surgery or other procedures. Local anesthesia is a loss of feeling in one small area of the body. Regional anesthesia is a loss of feeling in a part of the body, such as an arm or leg. General anesthesia is a loss of feeling and a complete loss of awareness that feels like a very deep sleep.
CSP Definition: state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation; depression of nerve function is usually the result of pharmacologic action and is induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures.
MSH Definition: A state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation. This depression of nerve function is usually the result of pharmacologic action and is induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures.
Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
|Administration of anaesthesia|
|Administration of anesthesia (procedure)|
|Administration of anesthesia|
External Source Codes:
|NCI Thesaurus Code||C15181 (see NCI Thesaurus info)|
|AQL||AE CL CT EC ES HI MO MT NU PX SN ST TD UT VE||MSH|
|HN||ETOH descriptor 2000.||AOD|
|OL||pre-explosion = ANESTHESIA (PX)||MSH|
|ORIG_STY||Intervention or procedure||PDQ|
|PRIMARY_PATH||10002091$10040021$10029305$10029205$Anaesthesia$Sensory abnormalities NEC$Neurological disorders NEC$Nervous system disorders||MDR|
|PRIMARY_PATH||10067564$10002092$10043413$10042613$Anaesthesia procedure$Anaesthesia and allied procedures$Therapeutic procedures and supportive care NEC$Surgical and medical procedures||MDR|
|SOS||The administration of an anesthetic substance to decrease or numb normal sensation, particularly sensitivity to pain. Anesthesia induced for medical or surgical purposes may be topical, local, regional, or general, and is named for the anesthetic agent used, the method or procedure followed, the area or organ anesthetized, or the age or class of patient served. Conventionally, the term anesthesia is more often used to identify loss of touch sensation; analgesia, loss of pain sensation.||AOD|
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