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General anesthesia - Definition


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.