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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

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

If you are having surgery, your doctor will give you medicine called an anesthetic. Anesthetics reduce or prevent pain. There are three main types:

  • Local - numbs one small area of the body. You stay awake and alert.
  • Regional - blocks pain in an area of the body, such an arm or leg. A common type is epidural anesthesia, which is often used during childbirth.
  • General - makes you unconscious. You do not feel any pain, and you do not remember the procedure afterwards.

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
Anaesthesia NOS
Anaesthesia procedure
Anaesthesia
Anesthesia NOS
Anesthesia procedures
Anesthesia procedure
anesthesia
Procedure anesthesia

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C15181 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN Manual 26.21+ MSH
ANSWER_CODE 19.10.02 LNC
AQL AE CL CT EC ES HI MO MT NU PX SN ST TD UT VE MSH
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source CTRP NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID XUYkN SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 12/20/1999 MEDLINEPLUS
DATE_FIRST_PUBLISHED 2006-02-10 PDQ
DATE_LAST_MODIFIED 2008-01-03 PDQ
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000073002 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2682-4154 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EC education:Anesthesiology/education MSH
EC instrumentation:Anesthesiology/instrumentation MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20040731 SNOMEDCT_US
EXTERNALLY_DEFINED N LNC
HN ETOH descriptor 2000. AOD
MDA 19990101 MSH
MMR 19991103 MSH
MN E03.155 MSH
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/anesthesia.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Arabic https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/anesthesia.html#Arabic MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/anesthesia.html MEDLINEPLUS
NCI_THESAURUS_CODE C15181 PDQ
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Anesthesia Procedure NCI
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
PRIMARY_SOC 10029205 MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10042613 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
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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
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUYkN SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TERMUI T002261 MSH
TH BIOETHICS (1985) MSH
TH POPLINE (1978) MSH
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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