n. describes the general loss of sensitivity to stimuli. May occur naturally, as a result of nerve destruction or damage or be deliberately induced via the administration of drugs for the purposes of surgery.

ANESTHESIA (ANAESTHESIA): "A person given local anesthesia was unable to feel pain in his or her mouth as the oral surgery took place. "
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