General anesthesia - Definition

March 2018


Anesthesia is defined as the loss of sensation. General anesthesia allows us to block painful sensations and to plunge the patient into a deep sleep. It is practiced under constant medical monitoring, with inhaled anesthetics or more often now, injected. If the general anesthesia lasts a long time, the patient is intubated to guaranty respiratory functions. It works under the surveillance of the anesthesiologist. After general anesthetic, the patient is placed in a recovery room. The pre-anesthetic consultation allows us to research and warn the patient about risks that could be encountered during the procedure.
Original article published by Jeff. Translated by Jeff. Latest update on December 19, 2013 at 08:01 AM by Crashounette.
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